Honoring a leader

Alberto “Pancho” Motta Jr.

Alberto “Pancho” Motta Jr.

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores, along with the entire duty free industry, joins Motta family and friends in mourning the death of IAADFS board president and director of Motta Internacional Alberto “Pancho” Motta Jr., who passed away unexpectedly just days after wrapping up this year’s successful IAADFS Show of the Americas.

Mr. Motta was deeply respected and well liked by all who knew him and worked with him, and his loss is felt throughout the industry. He served as president of the IAADFS board of directors for 16 years, continuing the legacy of his father, Alberto C. Motta Sr., who founded Motta Internacional and helped found IAADFS. The entire Motta family has served as innovators and ambassadors for the duty free industry for more than 60 years.

Click here to view a memorial tribute to Alberto “Pancho” Motta Jr.