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 MANAGING DIRECTOR
Since joining Seera Group in 2015, Abdullah Bin Nasser Aldawood designed and implemented Seera’s transformation programme as the CEO of the group. As the Managing Director at Seera, a role he took on in April 2021, he is further driving the strategy for the continuous transformation journey Seera has embarked on.
Abdullah also acts as the Managing Director at Qiddiyah, the Kingdom’s capital of entertainment Giga project. Qiddiyah is set to offer entertainment, sports, and arts in Saudi Arabia aligning with the spirit of Saudi’s 2030 vision.
Abdullah is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Entertainment Ventures, an owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alraedah Finance Company. 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.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT- GROUP CFO
Leading on all financial strategies and operations, Muhammad Khalid has been with Seera for over 13 years and brings extensive financial expertise to the table that will further serve us on our journey to success.
CEO – ALMOSAFER
Muzzammil is spearheading the growth and development of Almosafer, which encompasses all of Seera’s travel businesses under its umbrella. An internationally-recognised management consultant and operations executive, Muzzammil 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.
Syed Mohammed Azfar Shakeel
CEO – LUMI
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 20 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.
Moatez Mohammed Safwat
VICE PRESIDENT – 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.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – CHO
Shuja Zaidi is a senior hospitality leader that has worked in various parts of the world including the United States, China, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. He is the founder of Equinox Hospitality Middle East which is now a fully owned subsidiary of Seera Group and in his current role as CHO, he heads the Hospitality Unit of Seera Group. A seasoned hotelier, Shuja has managed and steered large hospitality and mixed-use developments from initial concept to operations for renowned brands such as Hilton. Shuja earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and his MBA from the University of Guam, USA. Shuja is also a certified Hospitality and Real Estate Asset manager from Cornell University.