Keith Lawless
Keith Lawless
Managing Director



Keith joined SAF+ in 2022 after more than 20 years working for an airline where he held executive roles in Cost Management, Strategy, the President’s PMO, Fleet Renewal, and GHG Reporting and Compliance. He established and ran the airline’s award-winning sustainability department. Keith also helped to launch the first aircraft recycling and e-SAF industries in Quebec. In 2023 he founded SAVIA Consulting to respond to the need for aviation decarbonization advisory services. Prior to working in the aviation industry, Keith worked as a plant manager for an automobile parts manufacturing plant, as an operations management consultant, and as a process and research engineer. He has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia. Keith has a B.Eng. (Metallurgy) degree from McGill University, an MBA from McGill/Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium and a certificate in Business Leadership Development from Christ Church University of Oxford (UK). Keith received a Clean50 award in 2021 given to the top fifty sustainability leaders in Canada.

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