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Munawar Noorani

Managing Director & Global Co-Head of Aviation

Munawar Noorani has a 30 year diverse, international career working for major global financial institutions in United States, Europe and the Middle East. His experience covers corporate and investment banking, capital markets, insurance, private banking, Islamic banking and aircraft finance.

Mr. Noorani joined Citigroup's Global Aviation group in 2003. He was appointed Regional Head of Aviation for Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2006 and his responsibilities were expanded to include Asia Pacific in mid-2015.

He has arranged secured and unsecured commercial financing in the bank, private placement and capital markets, export credit agency guaranteed and Islamic financing for airlines, operating lessors, airframe and engine manufacturers and airports in EMEA and Asia regions. In 2017, Citi was involved in over $22 billion of transactions in these regions in the aviation space.

As the Regional industry head, he is also responsible for enhancing Citi’s strategic dialogue; finding structured & risk management solutions and for corporate rating advisories in the two regions.

Mr Noorani has a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, Washington DC and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Claremont Mckenna College, Los Angeles.

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