Tawfiq Popatia

Tawfiq Popatia
Tawfiq Popatia
Senior 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 WestJet, 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 WestJet, AIT, BBAM and Celestica (NYSE:CLS) and previously served on the board of Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR). He is a Trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Foundation and 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).