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Bertrand Grabowski

Strategic Advisor
CPPIB Canadian Pension Fund

Upon leaving DVB Bank AG in November 2016, Bertrand joined Dubai Aerospace, CPPIB and Hudson SCM as Advisor . In May 2017, DAE announced that it acquires AWAS, a leasing Cy joined owned by Terra Firma and CPPIB.  Bertrand is also a non executive Board Member of Flybondi, an LCC based in Argentina, and Jazeera, the Kuwait based LCC airline. More recently, Bertrand has advised MUFB Bank for the acquisition of the whole DVB Aviation platform, staff and assets. Transaction was signed in March 2019.

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,  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 part of 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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