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DAE makes two new appointments to board of directors

September 28, 2021

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd, a global aviation services company, has announced the appointment of Wassim Younan and Firoz Tarapore to DAE’s board of directors, effective October 1, 2021.

These appointments will increase DAE’s board of directors to six: four non-executive directors, an independent non-executive director, and an executive director.

Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “DAE welcomes Younan and Tarapore to the board of directors. Their experience complements the board's current skills and experiences and I look forward to working with them.”

Younan is scheduled to join HPS Investment Partners as a Partner & Vice Chairman for International. He previously held various roles at Goldman Sachs over a 29-year tenure, most recently as the CEO of Goldman Sachs for the Middle East and North Africa region.

With more than 37 years’ experience in the financial services industry, he has worked in six financial centres across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Tarapore is the CEO of DAE, and previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of DAE. He is a seasoned finance and operating executive with over 35 years of experience in managing complex, global businesses.