Tarek is a product development trailblazer with a pragmatic approach to innovation. For more than 26 years, he’s successfully utilized emerging technologies to rapidly solve complex problems, drive large-scale revenue growth, and elevate customer experience.
Tarek spearheaded the successful rollout of transformative products over a nearly 18-year career at United Airlines that resulted in billions in combined revenue and defined opportunities. Notably, his work led to the roll out of the aviation industry’s first digital ancillary products in early 2003, pioneered cutting-edge inflight connectivity products with the first commercial aviation use of both air-to-ground and satellite-based services, created new and innovative custom seat products that maximized revenue without comprising comfort, and introduced the world’s most truly accessible inflight entertainment system.
Tarek graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Chicago and is a huge Chicago and Illinois sports fan.