Mr. Tawfiq Popatia serves as Senior Managing Director at Onex Partners. He is responsible for Onex Partners' efforts in Automation, Aerospace, and Transportation-focused industries and is a member of Onex Partners' Investment Committee. Since joining Onex, he has led Onex Partners' investments in WestJet, Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), and BBAM and its related investments in FLY Leasing (NYSE: FLY) and Meridian Aviation. He currently serves on the boards of WestJet, AIT, BBAM, and Celestica (NYSE: CLS) and previously served on the board of Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR). He is a Trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Foundation and a former Employer Trustee of the International Association of Machinists National Pension Fund. Prior to joining Onex, he worked at Hellman & Friedman LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co. and Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B. Sc. and B. Comm. (with honors).