Hooman Yazhari

Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yazhari is the CEO of Waypoint and brings more than a decade of experience as a senior executive in aviation. He most recently served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer with responsibilities for Fleet, at CHC Helicopter, the largest global helicopter operator. At CHC, Mr. Yazhari was a key leader in enhancing CHC’s global helicopter operations and renewing its fleet. Prior to CHC, from 2012 to 2014, Mr. Yazhari served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a global market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial jet aircraft to the airline industry. He was instrumental in the transformation and successful sale of ILFC as well as holding key operational roles at the company. Prior to that, he served in various leadership roles for gategroup, a global aviation product and service provider, where he was a leading figure in the transformation of gategroup’s business. He obtained his law degree from Oxford University and master of laws from the London School of Economics. Mr. Yazhari is a founding director and Chairman of Beyond Capital Fund, a philanthropic investment fund and is a Trustee of the Board of the Martha Graham Dance Company.