Episode 60: Mounir Kuzbari (Novus Aviation Capital), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Growing up in Paris, France, in a family of aviation financiers, YPO member Mounir Kuzbari followed in their path, financing transportation with DVB Bank in New York, New York, USA. Then, Mounir returned to the family business, expanding Novus Aviation Capital to new places like Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and becoming its managing director.

But Mounir has stretched entrepreneurially beyond Novus. In 2011, he joined other entrepreneurs and founded Starbow, a Ghana-based airline which currently owns about 50 percent of domestic Ghanaian traffic, with a goal of expanding further into West Africa. As if that wasn’t entrepreneurial enough, he also co-founded two other companies in the clean energy space.

In this episode, Mounir shares how his career has taken flight in the aviation industry and what new technologies are impacting clean energy and aviation.


Guest: Mounir Kuzbari, Managing Director of Novus Aviation Capital
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.