Sabre Corporation has announced the appointment of Abdul-Razzaq Iyer as the vice president of Sabre Travel Network Middle East (STNME).
A veteran of Sabre whose joining goes back to 2008, Iyer has held various key roles in business consulting and sales during his time with the company. Prior to his appointment as VP of STNME, Iyer served as a senior director in the Strategic Business Development team in Sabre’s Singapore office.
As part of his new role, Iyer is tasked in increasing Sabre’s presence in the region, expanding particularly in the high-growth markets of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Commenting on the appointment, Roshan Mendis, chief commercial officer, Sabre Travel Network, said: “Abdul-Razzaq has unique experience and success working in our APAC region, which draws many parallels to the Middle East.
“He has achieved sustainable growth within a complex region that is made up of many very diverse markets. His global expertise and intricate understanding of the agency community will be an asset to Sabre’s customers in the Middle East, and will open doors for travel companies in the region.”
Holding a BA in Business Education from Trinity University in Texas, Iyer held positions at BNP and Ernst & Young prior to joining Sabre. The well-travelled VP has also worked across a number of countries in the Middle East, Europe and the Far East.