Mr. Safwan Kuzbari is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Novus Aviation Capital, a leading aircraft leasing, financing and asset management company. Novus’ aircraft portfolio is currently valued at around $3 billion. Mr. Kuzbari also serves as a director for several global investment funds. In October 2010, he launched Dubai-based Adenium Energy Capital, a developer of utility-scale clean energy solutions with a focus on the solar markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Japan. He also serves as the Chairman of the company.
In 1973, Mr. Kuzbari co-founded United Aviation Service (UAS) with Mr. Chafic Kuzbari. Under the direction and leadership of the Kuzbari family, UAS evolved into an international group with 128 employees, over 100 aircraft in a portfolio with an asset value in excess of US$745 million in 1990.
Through its subsidiaries in Paris, New York and Geneva, UAS provided a broad range of services to the aircraft leasing industry. These included trading in commercial jet aircraft and engines, aircraft leasing and chartering, technical and financial consultancy, and managing a strong UAS portfolio of 100 commercial jet aircraft of different types, leased to airlines worldwide. Mr. Kuzbari served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of UAS and spent 20 years with UAS from 1973 to 1993.