Imad Khalidi was born in Jerusalem and graduated from Jean Batiste de La Salle College and Birzeit College for an Associate in chemistry. He lived in France from 1974-1990. He attended two full time management courses at the INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He moved to Camden, Maine in 1990 and to Portland Maine in 1993. He is married with 8 children. Imad speaks 5 languages.
Imad is widely known as a foremost expert in the car rental industry. Initially starting his career in 1978 in the travel industry, Imad’s extensive background includes experience in varying leadership roles. In his current position as CEO & President, Imad has lead Auto Europe from “car rental services” to a leader in the European car rental space.
Imad’s achievements have not gone unnoticed by the travel trade industry. In 2000, he was awarded the Travel Industry Achievement Award. In 1999 and 2000, Imad was in the Winner’s Circle. In 1998 was named Executive of the year by Travel Trade. In 2005, Imad was named Humanitarian of the Year by Travel Trade for his assistance offered to travel agents in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.