South African Airways appoints new Director of Sales Development
South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa announces the appointment of Mr. Umar Chaudhry as Director, Sales Development for the Western Region of america, july 22 effective, 2019. Umar brings to South African Airways over a decade of experience in leadership and sales in the airline industry. He’ll be located in Los Angeles, CA and can are accountable to Marlene Sanau, Vice President, Sales – THE UNITED STATES.
As director of sales development, Umar will be in charge of the airline’ s business passenger and development sales which are generated through national and regional travel management companies, retail travel agency, travel consortiums, corporate, tour consolidator and operator makes up about the western region of america. His sales region of responsibility shall include; Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington and oregon.
“Umar joins us with extensive experience running a business development and can bring great value to increasing SAA’s position in this area,” said Marlene Sanau, vice president of sales for South African Airways in THE UNITED STATES. “His wealth of experience and knowledge within the airline industry will further enhance SAA’s partnerships with this key travel industry partners available in the market.”
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Prior to joining SAA, Umar served in sales management positions with Turkish Airlines in LA, CA, where he was in charge of strategic business sales and development likely to increase market presence. He has a massive background within the airline industry having held several positions with Turkish Airlines including; sales, marketing and different operational assignments.
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