Atif Saeed, A.A.E., IAP Chief Executive Officer of the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation Atif Saeed, A.A.E., IAP is Chief Executive Officer for the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation, a role he assumed in December 2022. As CEO, Atif is responsible for directing the planning, development and administration of all activities of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), as well as overseeing the management of airport personnel, including more than 1,000 direct City employees and additional contracted and consulting staff. Prior to joining the City of Philadelphia, Atif held various leadership positions with the Metropolitan Airport Commission of Minnesota, which operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and six general aviation airports, most recently as their Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he served in management roles at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and City of Minneapolis. Atif earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from Harvard Kennedy School and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. Atif, who is the City’s representative in local, state, national and international aviation affairs, holds several airport industry certifications, including Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) from American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and International Airport Professional (IAP) from Airport Council International (ACI). He also completed the Airport Executive Leadership Program through Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.
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