Former easyJet executive to take over at Flybe

Former easyJet executive to take over at Flybe

Former easyJet executive Saad Hammad has been appointed to the position of chief executive with low-cost regional carrier Flybe.

Hammad, who is currently a managing director at private equity firm Gores Group, will take up the position on August 1st.

Before taking on his current role, Hammad was the chief commercial officer at low-cost carrier easyJet from October 2005 to April 2009 and served as a non-executive director of Air Berlin between May 2011 and October 2012.

Jim French, currently chairman and chief executive officer of Flybe, will become non-executive chairman.