McLaren shareholder Ojjeh recovering well after double lung transplant

Mansour Ojjeh  with wife Kathy

Mansour Ojjeh with wife Kathy

Mansour Ojjeh is doing well after undergoing a double lung transplant.

The McLaren team announced, “All of us at McLaren are greatly relieved and profoundly happy to announce that Mansour Ojjeh is recovering well, after having a double lung transplant.”

“Mansour had been suffering with IPF lung disease for the past four years. However, following the operation, he is now well on the road to a full recovery and is looking forward to being back with us on the Formula 1 circuit for the 2014 season,” added the statement.

The Saudi Arabia-born French entrepreneur is the CEO of TAG which owns 21% of the McLaren Group, the most important asset of which is the McLaren F1 team.

Ojjeh said, “My family and I have been through a very challenging period in our lives. However, I’m very grateful for the superb medical assistance that I’ve received, and I’m both elated and relieved that I’m now on the road to a full recovery.”

“We’ve missed our great friends in the paddock as well as the up-close-and-personal excitement of Formula 1, but we’ve faithfully watched every grand prix on television and we’re now looking forward to enjoying more great times together at the circuits again next season,” added Ojjeh.

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