Ajaz Nazier is the latest aviation veteran to join Knighthood Capital Partners as a director. He will be based at the firm’s UAE office in Abu Dhabi Global Markets.

Chairman of Knighthood Capital Partners, James Hogan said:

“After more than 35 years in the global aviation industry, Ajaz has specialist technical expertise in aircraft and equipment negotiations, aircraft leasing, and MRO services, which expands the range of specialist services we can offer. We are very pleased to have him on board.”

He formerly served as Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Contracts for the Etihad Aviation Group in the UAE and was responsible for managing the Group’s key technical contracts, playing a leading role in the negotiation of multi-billion dollar deals for the purchase of aircraft and engines, MRO services and PBH agreements.

He began his career at Gulf Air in Bahrain where he spent 27 years working in senior technical management positions before moving to Jet Airways in 2008 as Senior General Manager, Contracts responsible for a fleet of more than 100 aircraft.

He holds a B Sc in Aviation Maintenance Management and Aircraft Technologies and an Associate Degree in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, US.

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