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Kamal Toulan, Chairman IDF

Mr. Kamal Toulan, a pioneer in the world of Duty Free is the Founder of IDF in Cairo in 1984, initially started as an agency business for Brands seeking to enter Egypt duty free. Yet, with his knowledge and expertise, IDF is now one of the major suppliers to duty free operations in Egypt including its own.
Earning his Engineering degree in Austria where he started working in Vienna.
As well as running a vibrant, growing business in one of the region's most rapid markets, Mr. Toulan listed as one of the main key players in the Duty Free world building a long well- reputed history of this family owned business.
Mr. Kamal is an active member of the Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association, MEADFA.


Sherif Toulan, Managing Director

Mr. Sherif in one of the board members of IDF an over his 12 years working in IDF with intensive hands on job, he has contributed in making International Duty Free, IDF, one of the most reputable and well established duty free companies in Egypt.
After earning his bachelor's degree from the American university in Cairo in 1997, he started working as a business development coordinator and he is now responsible for more than 140 employees in IDF.
The long time board member has succeeded in acquiring several airport retail concessions for IDF and always keen on developing the company.
Mr. Sherif is the founder of Global Brands, a subsidiary of IDF. He is an active member of both the American and German chambers of commerce in Egypt and was recently elected as secretary General in Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association, MEADFA.



Being in the Duty Free business for over than 30 years, IDF is proud to uphold its reputation for professionalism, reliability and dedication to customer care. Now more than ever, expansion in international travel in and out of Egypt, and across the region, spells exciting potential in the field of duty free operations. An exclusive opportunity to be part of every traveler's exciting and unforgettable experience, IDF takes on that responsibility proudly. The opportunities to learn more, to work with international brands, and to keep expanding, are what add to our job its magic.

Beginning in Vienna in 1978, the Toulan family established a duty free service with embassies, airlines and Danube cruise ships.
In 1982 the company's expertise led to a pioneering contract setting up and operating the first duty free shops in Doha, Qatar.

The Company has been owned by the Toulan family since its establishment. Returning to Egypt in 1984, IDF has worked as consultants and developers for the emerging Sinai Hotel and Diving Clubs, supplying hotels and ships, before selling to Egypt Duty Free Shops.

* In 1991 changes in the law allowed IDF to become the first private duty free company in Egypt, and by 1996 we were able to open our first outlet concession in Cairo International Airport.

* In 1995 we built our first bonded warehouse in Port Said transit area, specially equipped to store confectionary and foodstuffs.

* 2001 saw us acquiring two duty free shops in Port Said, as well as a ship chandelling concession to supply all cruise ships and transport vessels passing through the Suez Canal. As part of our expansion we also enlarged the storage capacity of the Port Said warehouse.

* The following year we added a duty free concession at Cairo Airport's terminal 2 covering confectionary and gift items, as well as two bonded warehouses (refrigerated and dry) inside the airport, for consignments shipped by airfreight.

* As a consequence of IDF longstanding and close contacts to significant producers, combined with expertise in distribution and retailing, it was a natural development for IDF to expand its business beyond the scope of Duty Free distribution in to various domestic markets.

* In 2004 Global Brands ltd, our domestic market division, was established to meet increasing demand in the Egyptian market for high end products.

* In 2006 we opened our fashion and accessories corner at Egypt's Free Shops Company outlet in Mohandseen. We also went ahead with plans for another bonded warehouse on the tarmac at Cairo airport.

* In June, 2007 renovation of Mont Blanc Shop TB2 Cairo international Airport, took place. The Mont Blanc shop, which is12 (sq.meters), was transformed in to a branded Mont Blanc Shop.

* In 2007, IDF was awarded an 8 year concession in TB2 Cairo International Airport to operate the first ever Hugo Boss store in the Egyptian Airports. The store, which is 18 sq meters, contains Boss Black Collection and is currently closed until renovation of TB2 is complete.

* In 2008, IDF opened Bijoux Terner store in Terminal 2 International Departure.

* In 2009, Mont Blanc shop in shop was opened in the Terminal 3 departure area in corporation with Egypt Air Duty Free Shops Company.

* For Global Brands, 2009 was the launching of the first store in 'The Convenience Store' chain, in Terminal 3 post arrivals.

* 2010 opening of Mont Blanc store in Hurghada International Airport, departure area and Hugo Boss Corner in Terminal 1.

* 2011 IDF took over, incorporation with EADFS, management of Hugo Boss corner in Terminal 3 Departure area.


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