Farid Zekri was born in Iran in 1974. He began his career in the travel business in 1997 with Balkan Airlines. He has also worked with Alitalia and Qatar Airways.
In 2007, he moved to the United States to work for Turkish Airlines doing contract negotiations with major celebrity and high-end travel agencies. Zekri is currently established in sales and marketing with Etihad Airways in Los Angeles, California.
Along with his busy career, Zekri also works generously with many charities for children diagnosed with cancer. In 2012, he became a director on the board for Face Forward, Inc.