Sabre reveals EMEA leadership appointments to propel regional expansion

Sabre reveals EMEA leadership appointments to propel regional expansion

A new vice president of operations and strategy, EMEA and managing director, Middle East

In a strategic move to accelerate its growth and expansion across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions, Sabre Corporation has unveiled two leadership appointments.

Abdul-Razzaq Iyer has stepped into the new role of vice president of operations and strategy in EMEA while Ramzi Al-Qassab has been appointed as the new managing director for the Middle East region. 

As Sabre strives to become the EMEA market leader, these changes are designed to drive Sabre's focus in this area.

"As we navigate through the dynamic landscape of the EMEA markets, these leadership appointments are crucial for our focused efforts towards growth, investment, and success,” said Sean McDonald, managing director and vice president of Sabre in EMEA. 

“With Sabre’s strategic imperatives and focus on empowering our partners for growth through innovative technology, alongside our investments and leadership team, we are firmly positioned for accelerated growth across the EMEA markets."

In his new role, Iyer will spearhead strategic sales initiatives and forge key partnerships, focusing on significant opportunities within the EMEA markets to enhance Sabre’s market presence and revenue.

"This comprehensive role is designed to support our expansion plans and leverage next-generation technology across the travel ecosystem," said Iyer.

"We are confident that this leadership enhancement will catalyze our growth and innovation efforts, aligning with our commitment to excellence and strategic development."

Leading the Middle East region, Al-Qassab will focus on delivering Sabre’s commitment to empowering travel buyers by leveraging next-generation technology applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and real-time data analytics.

"With our commitment and new expansion plans, it is an exciting time to be at Sabre, especially in this region," added Al-Qassab.

"I am looking forward to continuing to work with our highly specialized, customer-driven teams, driving innovative technology, and delivering impactful travel solutions. 

"Our focus on enhancing the personalized customer experience will help enable the transformation of travel across the Middle East, unlocking new avenues for growth in this marketplace."

McDonald further highlighted the strategic importance of these appointments. He said: "I am confident that Abdul-Razzaq Iyer and Ramzi Al-Qassab will lead with a customer-centric approach, delivering bespoke solutions that not only enable our customers to thrive but also establish Sabre as the preferred technology partner in the region."