Atif Saeed has been named the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which includes Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), effective December 1, 2022.
“Saeed’s leadership will be critical in helping enhance Philadelphia International Airport’s position as a major economic driver for the city and region, helping to support thousands of jobs,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “Atif Saeed brings a broad background across three large hub airports including Phoenix, Atlanta and Minneapolis and I am confident that his experience across commercial, finance, and overall airport operations will be invaluable as he leads the team working to position the airport as a world class global gateway of choice for the city and the surrounding region.
Saeed is currently chief financial officer of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), which operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and six general aviation airports. There he manages multiple departments: finance, accounting, purchasing, risk insurance, employee benefits, commercial management, concessions, properties, airline affairs and human resources.
“I’m excited for the great opportunities ahead to grow the already substantial economic impact and jobs the airports create in the region, and their importance as a welcoming gateway for millions to experience greater Philadelphia’s historic and vibrant communities,” said Saeed.