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Moulay Omar Alaoui

Palma Holdings Limited

Mr. Alaoui is Chief Executive Officer, President, and Member of the Board of Directors of International Airfinance Corporation. Mr Alaoui has over 25 years of experience in the aircraft leasing industry. His professional career began in 1988 as Manager-Finance with a commercial aircraft leasing company in Paris.  In 1995, Mr. Alaoui created Airtrade Capital Corp., a leasing commercial aircraft company. As President and CEO, he oversaw the growth of Airtrade's fleet from three aircraft in 1995 to more than 50 commercial aircraft (manufactured by MD Douglas, Airbus and Boeing) in 2001. Airtrade Capital Corp. was the first leasing company in the world to buy second hand Airbus (“A340”) aircraft from Boeing Company. During his career to date, Moulay Omar Alaoui has purchased, leased, sold and/or arranged financing for over 155 aircraft for a total amount in excess of US$7 billion. Mr. Alaoui is also currently President of Palma Holding, President of Palma Ibdar Airlease (a JVC with Ibdar Bank) and Chairman of Palma Capital Limited, a Corporate Finance and Advisory firm incorporated under the laws of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”). Mr Alaoui holds a Master's Degree in Economics and graduated from “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées” in Paris, France.

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