Saud Abbasi is the Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota in the UAE.
He joined the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group in 2010 as Lexus General Manager, coming from Abdul Latif Jameel Company where he was Senior General Manager for Lexus in Saudi Arabia, responsible for import, distribution, operations, brand management, product planning and strategy development.
During his time at Al-Futtaim, Saud led the implementation of SAP IS Auto, a two-year project that was applied across the entire company’s verticals (Sales, Service, Parts.etc..)
Saud’s automotive career started in 1995 with Ford Credit of Canada as an analyst, moving into brand management with Ford's sales and marketing division.
Married with four kids, Saud hails from Canada and is an MBA holder from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a BA in Business & Economics from the American University of Cairo.