Tawfiq Popatia

Tawfiq Popatia
Tawfiq Popatia
Managing Director
Industry Focus

Automation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Logistics

Location Toronto
Joined Onex 2007

Tawfiq is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in Automation, Aerospace and Transportation-focused industries and is a member of Onex Partners' Investment Committee. Since joining Onex, Tawfiq has led Onex Partners’ investments in Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) and BBAM and its related investments in FLY Leasing (NYSE: FLY) and Meridian Aviation.

Tawfiq currently serves on the boards of AIT, BBAM and Celestica (NYSE:CLS) and previously served on the board of Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR). He is a former Employer Trustee of the International Association of Machinists National Pension Fund.

Prior to joining Onex, Tawfiq worked at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Previously, Tawfiq worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co. and Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific.

Tawfiq graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B. Sc. and B. Comm. (with honours).