MEET THE BOARD
Mounir Kuzbari is the Managing Director, Member of the Board and Shareholder of Novus Aviation Capital, a resilient and growing aviation financing platform and a pioneer in aircraft leasing. In his current role, he heads the group’s Dubai operations and oversees its financing and debt capital activities including Novus’ mezzanine debt platforms. As part of the Novus senior executive team, Mounir is also responsible for the group’s strategy in building a robust structure, which has generated sustained success over two decades and established a strong foundation for future growth.
Mounir brings to his role a wealth of experience and expertise in originating and arranging structured finance solutions for the aviation industry and in advising airlines and aircraft owners on the selection, purchase, financing, leasing and management of aircraft investments.
Prior to joining Novus, Mounir served as Senior Vice-President with DVB Bank in New York, managing part of the bank’s portfolio of aviation clients in the Americas. He also worked at DVB’s Frankfurt and London offices in various groups including the bank’s risk department and the investment management group. While at DVB he led a team advising a group of Middle Eastern investors on developing a business plan, building a capital raising strategy and implementing an aircraft leasing platform. He also served on the Investment Committee of Aviateur Capital, a mezzanine debt vehicle partially backed by Airbus.
Mounir is also one of the Co-Founders and Director of Adenium Energy Capital, a global developer and investor in the clean energy space, and Yellow Door Energy, a startup providing solar leasing solutions. Mounir is a former Board Member of the Clean Energy Business Council.
Mounir is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and completed an Executive Education Program on Family Business from the Harvard Business School.
Mounir speaks English, French and Arabic.