Board Member

Gemma Whelehan 

Managing Director of Kappé International B.V.


Gemma Whelehan is Managing Director of Kappé International B.V since 2003. The core activities are the retail sales at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam of Perfume, Cosmetics, Drugstore and Sunglasses products. The group employs approx 500 personnel.  Prior to that Gemma was Finance Manager for Irish state owned Aer Rianta International. The core business was the operation and management of duty free shops within Travel Retail Sector and Airport ownership. The locations were spread across Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. Gemma has spent significant time in many locations such as Melbourne, Moscow, Athens, Montreal and now Amsterdam. Gemma’s experience is both from functional areas such as Finance, ICT, Business Development and ensuring that all areas in a company can work toward common goals.  Gemma is a Chartered Accountant and has a B. Comm. from NUIG.


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