Andrew Day is Group CEO of Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) and Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI), with businesses spanning hospitality and food & beverage across the Gulf, Indian Ocean, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
As well as being a Board Director of MMI Holdings and Emirates Leisure Retail Holdings, Andrew is also on the Board of Premier Inn Hotels LLC and a variety of subsidiary/joint-venture boards including Sirocco (the regional distributor for Heineken and other premium global beverages). He is also Chairman of ELR Australia.
Andrew joined the group in 2007 as CEO of MMI, based in Dubai. With operations across the UAE, Oman, Africa and the Indian Ocean, the business has continued to grow its import and wholesale operations while expanding its retail business including Le Clos, the award-winning fine wine and luxury spirits boutique at Dubai International Airport.
Assuming responsibility for ELR in 2010, Andrew has been instrumental in its growth, including the expansion of ELR Australia and new operations in Singapore and, most, recently New Zealand.
Before this appointment he held a number of senior positions during his 16 years with Anheuser-Busch (one of the Fortune 500 corporations). As Vice President of International Operations he was responsible for the operations of the world’s largest brewer across Canada, Ireland, UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific, covering own-company operations, licence agreements and joint ventures. While at Anheuser-Busch, Andrew was a Board director of both European operations and Asia Pacific operations.
With experience in start-ups, joint ventures, licence operations and multi-country management, Andrew has experience in developed and emerging markets.