Meet the Team

Patrick Doyle
Mr Patrick Doyle – Chief Executive
Patrick started his career in the Export Department at Beefeater Gin. He then moved on to work for Lonrho plc as Shipping Manager for The Ashanti Goldfields in Ghana. Whilst in Ghana, Patrick was offered a job as Export Manager by Kingsbarn, one of the pioneers of exporting foodstuffs to Expats and Diplomatic Missions around the world. In 1997, Patrick saw the opportunity to launch a company with an ethos of first class customer service to supply Duty Free goods to Diplomats worldwide. Nearly 20 years later, he finds himself in control of IDS UK and IDS Dubai - forming the successful IDS Group. Patrick still finds time to visit customers around the world and is a familiar face at London events.
Interesting Fact: Patrick was recently married in Lithuania, from where his wife originates.
Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers – Managing Director – Dubai
Mark is responsible for the management of the operation in Jebel Ali and ensuring the core business functions and financial management are carried out correctly, in order to give excellent service and delivery.
Favourite Wine: Remoissenet Grand Cru Chablis (50606)
Favourite Cocktail: Vesper Martini made with U'Luvka vodka (16928) and Bombay Sapphire (16420)
Hobbies: Mark enjoys riding his Triumph Speed Triple, visiting wineries and training and competing in Triathlons. He rode his bike to Nice last year, completed The Ironman Challenge in France, and then visited Burgundy to recover. A perfect holiday!
Interesting Fact: Mark teaches WSET wine courses.
Ashley Jones
Ashley Jones – International Sales Manager
Tel: +971 56 4645181
Ashley joined IDS Dubai in July 2014 as an International Sales Manager. Ashley manages a number of existing key accounts and works on building new relationships with Diplomatic Missions across the Middle East and Asia.
Favourite Wine: Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc (12847G)
Favourite Spirit:: Havana Club Anejo Especial (10591A)
Interesting Fact: Ashley previously played professional football and has represented The England National team at youth team level.
James Grundy
James Grundy – International Sales Manager
Tel: +971 56 484 5886
James joined IDS Dubai in October 2014 as an International Sales Manager. He will be developing business relationships with Diplomatic Missions throughout an array of different markets in the Middle East.
Favourite Wine: Campo Viejo Reserva (12058A)
Favourite Spirit:: Tanqueray No. Ten (16428)
Hobbies:: In his spare time James enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, traveling and clay pigeon shooting.
Interesting Fact: As a child, James bred tortoises!
Ricky Joshi
Ricky Joshi – International Sales Manager
Tel: +971 56 454 3182
Ricky joined IDS Dubai in September 2014 as an International Sales Manager. He will be developing business relationships with Diplomatic Missions throughout the markets in East Africa.
Favourite Wine: Chianti Classico, Castello di Querceto (10250)
Favourite Spirit:: Martell VS (13712A)
Hobbies:: In his spare time Ricky likes listening to music, watching movies and travelling.
Interesting Fact:: Ricky has been part of many films and music videos as an extra in his ‘younger days’.
Terry Haghes
Terry Hughes - International Sales Manager
Tel: +971 50 8999020
Terry joined IDS Dubai in November 2016 as an International Sales Manager. He has been in the Middle East for six years. Primary working with high profile clients.
Favourite Wine: Bourgogne Chardonnay, Louis Latour (14714)
Favourite Spirit:: Captain Morgan Gold Spiced (16936)
Hobbies:: Enjoy extreme sports, I have done a skydive, bungee jump, shark cage dive and others.
Interesting Fact:: Love to travel, have visited 40 countries so far.
Martin Bizel
Martin Bizel - International Sales Manager
Tel: +971 54 4220255
Martin joined IDS Dubai in November 2016 as an International Sales Manager. He will be developing business relationships with Diplomatic Missions throughout the markets in Asia.
Favourite Wine: Chapoutier Saint Joseph Red (21559)
Favourite Spirit:: Zubrowska Vodka (16922)
Interesting Fact:: He lived and worked in Asia for six years, traveled in more than ten countries there, always loved Asian food  and taking pictures of the locations that he visited.
Jenny Alexopoulou
Jenny Alexopoulou – Procurement Director
Jenny studied International Business and did her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management at Newcastle University. After working in Greece for 8 years, Jenny returned to the UK and joined IDS in 2013 initially on a temporary contract and then was recruited as the Buyer for IDS. As the Buyer, her responsibilities include stock management, sourcing new products, building relationships with our suppliers and helping to create both the annual IDS Catalogue and seasonal promotions. Jenny has now moved to the Dubai office to manage the Purchasing.
Interesting Fact: Jenny is half Greek-half Irish and lived in Greece for most of her life.
Mathieu Gendre
Mathieu Gendre – Purchasing Manager
Mathieu originates from one of the most famous wine region in the world - Bordeaux - but only discovered a passion for wine after he moved to London in 2006.
Interesting Fact: Mathieu is a cigar aficionado and has followed a course at the prestigious London Hunter and Frankau school. He is is a huge Liverpool FC supporter and a James Bond fan.
Favourite Whisky: Talisker 10 Years Old (13615)
Favourite Wine: Bollinger Special Cuvee (18656)
Mante Tamasauskiene – Marketing Manager
Mante joined IDS Dubai in June 2013. She works closely with our enthusiastic sales team on new promotions. Mante also manages the IDS group’s websites.
Favourite Champagne:: Veuve Clicquot (10005) and Prosecco Bottega Gold (18500)
Favourite Wine:: Balthasar Ress, Rheingau, Von Unserm, Riesling QBA Trocken (14331)
Hobbies: Mante enjoys spending her time with her children. She is passionate about photography and adores travelling.
Spela Bonsujet – Local Assistant Purchasing Manager
After working for 4 years in the retail wine industry, Spela joined IDS in 2014 as local purchasing assistant, she sources and buys all products locally, as well as assisting Jenny our Purchasing General Manager. Spela also has her WSET certificate level 2.
Favourite Wine:: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (12679A)
Favourite Sparkling Wine:: Cremant de Loire Brut (13088)
Hobbies: Spela enjoys cooking, sight seeing, watching movies and travelling.
Interesting Fact: Spela is from Mauritius where sega is the national dance but she is an avid Salsa dancer. She fluently speaks English and French.
Kyongja Zafra
Kyongja Zafra – Logistics Executive
Kyongja is responsible for the preparation of all logistics related documentation. She is a popular member of the warehouse team.
Favourite Wine: Yering Station Chardonnay (16051)
Favourite Spirit: Absolut Blue Vodka (10940) mixed with Kiwi Juice
Hobbies: In her spare time she enjoys exercising and watching Movies.
Interesting Fact: She is half Korean and can speak, write and read Korean language.
Sheena Sabbaluca
Sheena Sabbaluca – Customer Liaison Executive
Sheena is responsible for processing orders, liaising with customers and ensuring all orders are passed to the warehouse efficiently.
Favourite Wine: Bourgogne Pinot Noir (14848)
Favourite Spirit: Absolut Blue (10940)
Hobbies: In her spare time she enjoys watching Korean movies, shopping and indulging in Japanese food.
Interesting Fact: Sheena is ambidextrous.
Arlene Maniquis
Arlene Maniquis – Customer Liaison Executive
Arlene is responsible for processing orders brought in by the sales team as well as other general administrative duties.
Favourite Wine: Proseco IGT Rizzardi (14144)
Favourite Spirit: Jack Daniels(10900) and Coke
Hobbies: She enjoys various music, watching movies and loves nature, enjoying climbing mountains and off road cycling.
Daisy Lyn Lalo
Daisy Lyn Lalo – Customer Liaison Executive
Daisy joined IDS Dubai in November 2015. She is responsible for processing orders, liaising with customers and preparing the shipment travel documents.
Favourite Wine: Asti, Martini (11053A)
Hobbies: During her idle time, she enjoys reading books, listening to music, shopping, watching movies and series.
Jay Caraos – Assistant Logistics Manager
Jay will assist our Logistics Manager and supervise the warehouse team. His role involves ensuring that all products are picked 100% accurately and all orders are packed as per customer requests. With 5 warehouses to supervise, Jay will create efficient working processes allowing more orders to be completed on a weekly basis.
Favourite Spirit: Absolut Blue Vodka (10940) mixed with redbull and sprite
Hobbies: I like playing basketball and watching movies in my spare time.
Teresa Ferrer - Admin Assistant, External Merchandiser at Dubai Duty Free
Terasa began working for IDS in May 2008 as an admin assistant, she is responsible for all office day to day duties.
Favourite Wine: Bellingham Insignia Series Mocha Java Merlot (50934)
Favourite Spirit: José Cuervo Clasico (10620)
Hobbies: She enjoys travelling, watching TV series Greys Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer and Spartacus.
Rose Santos - Customer Liaison
Rose joined IDS Dubai in February 2010 and worked in the accounts team before moving over to the orders team to assist Sheena.
Favourite Wine: Sutter Home White Zinfande (16025)
Favourite Spirit: U'Luvka Vodka(16923) mixed with kiwi juice or pineapple juice.
Hobbies: In her spare time she loves to cook, watching movies and Korean drama series.