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Bertrand Grabowski

Senior Strategic Adviser
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Upon leaving DVB Bank AG in December 2016, Bertrand joined DAE, CPPIB and Hudson as Advisor. In May 2017, DAE announced that it will acquire AWAS, a leasing company owned by Terra Firma and CPPIB.

Bertrand spent 11 years at DVB Bank SE  as Board Member responsible for the whole Aviation activity of the Bank as well as Rail Financing.  In Aviation, under his leadership, a strong team effort has allowed the franchise of the Bank to expand to Aviation Asset Management, Aviation Advisory, strengthen considerably Aviation Investment Management and have delivered further growth of our Tokyo based Aviation platform.

Before joining DVB, Bertrand spent four years at Citibank's London Asset Finance Group with primary responsibility over Europe and Japan. The Group delivered highly structured asset finance products out of Japan and Germany to first class airlines and railways operators all over the world. Before Citibank, Bertrand has worked, since 1985,in various positions at Banque Indosuez, renamed Credit Agricole Indosuez,  in Paris, Tokyo and New York : Head of the Tokyo-based Asian Aviation Team for eight years and  Tokyo Branch Manager, New York Branch Manager  with direct responsibility over all American based Asset Finance and LBO / PE activities for three years.

Bertrand holds an MBA from ESSEC ( France ).

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