Engineer Faisal G. Kayal is currently the CEO for Saudia Private Aviation (SPA). SPA is a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airline Holding Company. Kayal Holds a Master Degree in MIS, acquiring extensive/intensive experience in aviation industry while moving up the ladder taking several senior key management positions related to the core business functions within Saudia Airlines.
SPA has Integrated Private Aviation Business Model with five business segments: Chartering, FBO, Aircraft Management, Ground Handling Services, and Al Bayraq as VIP schedule service. SPA consists of all the fundamental components of a typical commercial airline from commercial, operational, and financial perspectives.
Toward privatization initiative, one of his key achievements, was carving SPA from government entity to private entity. Paving the ground to privatization was extremely challenging task from all different aspects and more specifically the organizational setup & mindset of the management and the work force.
Kayal Participated in high level Commercial & Operational initiatives, including adoption of the industry best practices approach as part of the Airlines turnaround project. During the privatization process worked closely with reputed Global Consultants like (SH&E, BOOZ/Allen/Hamilton, Lufthansa Consultancy Group ,Saber Solution, and BCG) to establish strategic planning vision for the Airline with primary objective of synchronizing long term strategy with short term tactical approach that insured smooth implementation plan.