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Khaled Shahbo


vice president, enterprise rent-a-car UK Ltd

Born in 1967 in Cairo, Egypt; he emigrated to the United States where he was raised and educated earning a BA Science (Hon) from the University of California Santa Barbara in Molecular Biology and Bio-Chemistry. While at the University of California, as a student-athlete he earned Div 1AA All-American honors in Football which lead to a brief career with the NFL's San Diego Chargers.

From there Khaled joined Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the world's largest and most successful privately owned companies with annual sales of £7 billion world wide focusing on the non-tradition replacement vehicle market. Within a Management Development Program he matriculated through the organisation at practically every operational and managerial level. In 1994 he expatriated to the UK to expand the Enterprise Brand as an Operations Manager in England and in 1996 was appointed Vice-President/Managing Director in Scotland at the age of 28, becoming the youngest VP/MD in the companies history. 

Khaled has been integrally involved in building and expanding the Enterprise Brand and network within Scotland and Northern Ireland. Enterprise currently operates over 275 locations throughout the UK with over 30 locations in Scotland and employ over 250 Scottish employees.

In his spare time Khaled is involved in several community and philanthropic interests. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Scottish Tourism Forum and ERAC Foundation.    He is also a prominent supporter and sponsor of both Scottish Institute for Enterprise and Hit Scotland (Hospitality Institute for Scotland).  He is an avid if not effective golfer and is said to be one of America's fore most experts on both of Scotland's finest exports, golf and whisky. Not necessarily in that order!


Registered in Scotland. Company registration number SC160976.
Registered office: Barncluith Business Centre, Townhead Street, Hamilton, ML3 7DP. Developed by Mercurytide