Safwan co-founded Adenium in 2010 with the vision of making Adenium a global investment leader in renewable energy. He is the President and CEO of Novus Aviation Capital, a leading aircraft leasing, financing and asset management company. Novus’s aircraft portfolio is currently valued at around $3bn. Safwan also serves as a director for several global investment funds.
In 1973, Safwan co-founded United Aviation Service (UAS), an international group with 128 employees, over 100 aircraft, and asset value in excess of $745m by 1990.
Through its subsidiaries in Paris, New York and Geneva, UAS provided a broad range of services to the aircraft leasing industry. These included trading in commercial jet aircrafts and engines, aircraft leasing and chartering, technical and financial consultancy, and managing a strong UAS portfolio of 100 commercial jet aircraft of different types, leased to airlines worldwide. Safwan served as Director, President and CEO during his 20 years with UAS from 1973 to 1993.