Sari Sawaya, Aircraft Sales – Middle East, Jetcraft
Location: Dubai, UAE
[email protected] +971 50 632 8073
How long have you been at Jetcraft?
I have been with Jetcraft for about a year and a half now. I joined the Jetcraft team when they acquired the ExecuJet Aircraft Trading group.
What are your responsibilities within the global Jetcraft team?
I handle aircraft sales for the MENA region along with India, and I work closely with my colleagues around the world.
Describe a typical day or week in your role.
Each day is a juggling act between buyers, sellers and everything else in between. I spend a lot of time visiting clients and viewing aircraft.
What do you love most about your job?
The thrill from getting a deal done and knowing that I have helped my client reach their goal.
Describe the company culture at Jetcraft and what it means to you?
To describe it easily in one word would be “Family”. It’s good to know I have colleagues who I can depend on. We may have our differences at times but when it comes down to it we always have each other’s back.
What do you want your customers to experience when dealing with Jetcraft?
I want them to have trust in us that their transaction will go smoothly whether we are helping them buy or sell an aircraft.
Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?
My Father, he came to Dubai in the early 70’s leaving Lebanon at the start of the civil war. He created a life for us through his hard work and dedication.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Competitive, reliable, trustworthy.
If you were to buy a business jet, which aircraft would suit your needs and why?
A well maintained 10 year old Global Express with a new interior of my choosing. I get range and cabin size at a significantly better deal than new machines.
What stands out to you as good customer service?
Being there to support the client for the ups and downs of the process, and helping them complete the deal.
Finally, what is your hidden talent or hobby?
I am an avid basketball fan and play whenever I get the chance. I also coach my old high-school team from time to time and hope to do the same for my boys one day.