We’re fortunate to have an experienced and inspiring Management Team who are great at what they do, leading us with passion and integrity.
Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Dawood
BOARD MEMBER and GROUP CEO
As the CEO of Seera, Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Dawood is entrusted with designing and implementing the company’s transformation programme to become a leading travel and tourism company with a strong portfolio of trusted brands, cutting-edge technologies and excellent customer service.
Abdullah is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Entertainment Projects Company, an owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alraedah Finance Company, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), Rou’a Al Madinah, an owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund, and several other Boards including Careem. Abdullah has over 11 years of experience in investment banking, where he held several executive positions, including Vice President of Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank in the Middle East and North Africa.
Abdullah holds a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Georgetown University in the United States as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration with honours from the same university. He holds a first class honours bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from King Saud University.
Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Arifi
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
Saud Bin Mohammed Saleh Al-Arifi joined Seera in 2007, and is now Executive Vice President of Travel Management. Over the span of his 26-year career he has held several important positions in Saudi Arabian Airlines and holds extensive experience in airline ticketing and sales.
Yousef Mousa Yousef
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – GROUP CFO
Yousef Mousa Yousef joined Seera in 2004, and serves as Executive Vice President – Group CFO. Yousef has worked for over 25 years in financial management and auditing, and was also Lead Auditor for Verizon, USA.
Abdulrahman Bin Abdulaziz Bin Mutrib
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – GROUP CTO
Abdulrahman Bin Mutrib joined Seera in 2014 to oversee its technology functions and is the Group CTO. He is responsible for the group’s strategic planning for information technology and project management services. During his 28 years in the ICT sector, he has worked on many large-scale, billion-dollar projects in Telecommunications and Information Technology.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – CONSUMER TRAVEL
Muzzammil Ahussain is the Executive Vice President of Seera Group’s Consumer Travel Business Unit, spearheading the growth and development of Almosafer, Saudi Arabia’s digital-based omni-channel travel brand, and Tajawal, one of the UAE’s top OTAs.
An internationally-recognised management consultant and operations executive, he leverages his vast experience in scaling and optimising operations to enable sustainable growth and cater to the MENA region’s evolving travel needs through seamless, technology-driven omni-channel experiences. As a former Senior Manager at Accenture Strategy, Muzzammil has led projects for a range of international clients. He holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
Syed Mohammed Azfar Shakeel
VICE PRESIDENT – CAR RENTAL
Syed Mohammed Azfar Shakeel has almost 20 years of experience working for blue chip multinational companies across many countries. He has been Head of Finance and Operations for large organisations during booms as well as times of recession, and is a strategic thinker who focuses on the big picture. Before joining the management team at Seera, Azfar worked for companies such as Hanco Rent A Car, Al Tala’a Int’l Transportation Co. Ltd., Coca Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited, Procter & Gamble Private Limited and Gillette Pakistan Limited.
Al Waleed Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
VICE PRESIDENT – LEGAL
With more than 10 years’ experience in compliance and legal administration, Al Waleed currently serves as the Vice president – Legal Affairs of Seera Group and he is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors. His legal background brings significant value to the company – he previously served as the Executive Director of legal for AMNCO and he is also a Certified Compliance professional (CCP) from the American Academy of Financial Management. Al Waleed holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Law from King Saud University.
Moataz Mohammed Safwat
SENIOR DIRECTOR – INTERNAL AUDIT
Moataz Mohamed Safwat became the Group’s Executive Director of Internal Auditing in 2013. He has over 12 years of auditing and consulting experience, and has formerly served in KPMG in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He is currently the Senior Director – Internal Audit for the Seera Group.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – PORTMAN TRAVEL GROUP
Redmond Walsh joined Seera in 2014. He is responsible for the Group’s companies in Europe and the United Kingdom including Portman Travel Group and its subsidiaries: Clarity and Elegant Resorts. He has held numerous senior positions in the travel industry for over 20 years, serving as Managing Director for a number of companies, most notably Abercrombie and Kent in the UK and Africa, and TUI Travel in the UK. He also served as Executive Director for Stella Travel Services, and has previously worked in corporate finance and private equity firms.
VICE PRESIDENT – DATA
Originally from London, based in Dubai – Louise has enjoyed a colourful career in data over the past 15 years, across government, agency, big corporates and start ups – her mission has always been the same, the use of data to enlighten and enable. In her current role as VP Data, Louise provides all Seera Business Units with data insights and analytics for effective decision making in terms of product, marketing and revenue management.
VICE PRESIDENT – CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
As Vice President – Centre of Excellence at Seera, Tarique heads the overall sourcing and fulfilment operations for the group’s travel portfolio, including Almosafer, Saudi Arabia’s digital-based omni-channel travel brand, and tajawal, one of the UAE’s top OTAs. Aside from establishing and scaling tajawal in the UAE as a co-founder of the travel platform, he has been closely involved in shaping the group’s overall Consumer Travel unit and its dedicated Hajj & Umrah business. With over 19 years of experience in the travel industry, he builds on his expertise in leading customer experience, business development and new market initiatives to drive commercial success. Tarique has held pivotal roles in multinational travel corporations such as Cleartrip and Kuoni. As part of the founding team of Cleartrip, he led the platform’s expansion into the Middle East and the establishment of various supplier and distributor functions.