Tawfiq Popatia

Tawfiq Popatia
Tawfiq Popatia
Managing Director
Industry Focus

Automation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Logistics

Joined Onex

Tawfiq is responsible for Onex Partners’ efforts in Automation, Aerospace and Transportation-focused industries. Since joining Onex, Tawfiq has led Onex Partners’ investments in Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) and BBAM and its related investments in FLY Leasing 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 Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring, General Industrials and Financial Sponsors groups at 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).