Atif Saeed
Atif Saeed 

Atif Saeed


Atif Saeed, Chief Executive Officer

Philadelphia International Airport | Northeast Philadelphia Airport

Atif Saeed, A.A.E., IAP, is Chief Executive Officer of the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation, responsible for directing the planning, development and administration of all activities of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE). He also oversees the management of airport personnel, including more than 1,000 direct City employees and additional contracted and consulting staff. As CEO, Mr. Saeed is the City’s representative in local, state, national and international aviation affairs.

Prior to joining the City of Philadelphia, Mr. Saeed 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.

Mr. Saeed 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. He was elected to the AAAE Board of Directors in June 2023 and appointed to the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) U.S. Policy Council in January 2024. 

In addition to a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, Mr. Saeed holds an undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. He is 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.

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