Having had a stellar 25-year career in the hospitality industry, he has won numerous awards, such as the esteemed Gold Winner F&B Director/Leader of the Year 2024 and the designation as one of the Best 30 F&B Leaders in the Middle East 2023. These accolades serve as further testament to his expertise, leadership, and successes in the field.

Saad started his career as an assistant manager at Hilton Abu Dhabi and has since held leadership positions at a number of prestigious establishments, including Bab Al Qasr Hotel, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Le Meridien Hotel Abu Dhabi, and Emirates Palace. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Among his most noteworthy accomplishments is the introduction of the first ISO 22000 standards in the Middle East and Africa, which demonstrates his dedication to quality and security in the region’s hospitality operations. Furthermore, in May 2023, HSMAI Middle East recognized him for his creative approach to optimizing profitability and efficiency in Total Hotel Revenue Management.

Saad has grown to be a significant figure in the hospitality sector as well, using social media to mentor and inspire the following generation of hoteliers. His skillful use of digital platforms sets the standard for others in the industry and is an example of a modern, dynamic approach to leadership.

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