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Riyaz Peermohamed

Chief Aircraft Acquisition & Financing Officer
IndiGo

Mr. Peermohamed joined low cost airline start up IndiGo in Delhi in May 2006 as Chief Financial Officer and was a part of start-up core team which set up the airline and established it as a highly profitable low cost airline in India. From July 2014 he has been designated as Chief Aircraft Acquisition and Financing Officer.At IndiGo he is a member of a core group that runs the airline. He is responsible for overall Fleet management and planning including Aircraft acquisition, financing and fleet planning and has so far raised financing for 112 A320 aircraft (circa USD 4 billion) and PDP financing. Prior to joining IndiGo, Mr. Peermohamed was with Emirates in Dubai where he was a member of the core group that ran the airline. He joined Emirates in 1989 and was instrumental in its growth plans until 2006 when its fleet was 92 aircraft. His last position held with Emirates was Senior Vice President - Corporate Treasury. He raised financing for more than 100 wide body aircraft for Emirates (circa USD 15 billion) and pioneered Islamic leases. At Emirates, he completed three ground breaking bond issues to raise more than USD 1.5 billion, including one Islamic sukuk. Prior to Emirates he worked with chartered accountancy firm KPMG in Dubai. Mr. Peermohamed holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from Bombay University, is a Chartered Accountant (India) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (USA).

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