Saad joined Key Travel as Group CEO in November 2017. He brings considerable international executive and non-executive experience, both from the travel industry and other sectors.
Previously, 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.
Saad has held a number of leadership positions in private equity, third party logistics, the automotive sector, consumer goods and retailing, and was also Non-Executive Director of a London listed medical imaging technology company.
Saad grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, and is a UK national. He holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is married with two children and a big tennis fan.
Chief Commercial Officer
Lisa joined Key Travel in December 2019, bringing over 20 years of international senior management experience, deep travel sector expertise and a strong track record of business growth and transformation.
Lisa spent 16 years with Amadeus in France and Thailand, and six years at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) in Singapore and Australia. Lisa was also VP Global Sales at International Workplace Group and, more recently, MD - Growth at Sixt UK.
At Key Travel, Lisa’s focus is on driving our customer engagement agenda consistently across all Key Travel countries, winning new customers and continuing to build great relationships with our existing clients.
Lisa has a BA in International Business with French from Sheffield Hallam Business School in the UK and IPAG Business School in France, and a post graduate Diploma in Marketing from Cambridge Marketing College. She is passionate about charity and volunteer work and has done a number of fundraisers, including sleep-outs and cook-offs. She is also a keen ultra-cyclist and ultra-marathon runner, having completed Race Across America (the world’s hardest bike race) and the 250km Atacama Desert and Gobi Desert races.
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