Ian Duffell

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Ian Duffell, is an English businessman with international experience in the Entertainment and Leisure Industries. Initially working in the UK as a Marketing Executive for Sony Corporation with responsibility for launching products such as the Walkman and Compact Disc. Moving into the music industry Ian was appointed as Managing Director of HMV, opening the world's largest music store in 1987[citation needed]. His International career began in 1987 as CEO of Virgin Entertainment Group heading up the company's expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. In 1992 he relocated to the United States of America opening more than 20 Virgin Megastores in a six-year period, including the landmark Union Square, New York City store.

In 2001 he moved to Australia to become the CEO of Brazin, a music and fashion retailer.[1] In 2004 he was the chairman of Signature Brands, an apparel and wine branding house that listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Since 2009, he has been CEO of Sentosa Worldwide Resorts [1] a marketing and brand licensing organisation, winning the award "World's Best Apartment" [2] for Sea Sentosa [3] opening in Echo Beach, Bali in 2015.