Saad joined Key Travel as Group CEO in November 2017.
Saad has considerable international executive and non-executive experience from within the travel industry as well as other sectors.
Prior to Key Travel, Saad was Group CEO of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, where he led a turnaround which in 2016 returned the business to profit for the first time since its flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2010. From 2005 to 2009, he was Chief Commercial Officer at easyJet plc where he was responsible for the airline’s commercial transformation. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of three international airlines in Europe, North America and Turkey.
Outside of travel, Saad has held a number of leadership positions in private equity, third party logistics, the automotive sector, consumer goods, and retailing. He was also Non-Executive Director of a London listed medical imaging technology company.
Saad, who grew up in Beirut, is a UK national and holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is married with 2 children and is a big tennis fan.