Chief Executive Officer, GA Telesis
Abdol Moabery is the founder and serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GA Telesis, LLC, now an affiliate of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Century Tokyo Leasing. Previously, Abdol served as Executive Vice President of Aviation Systems International, Inc., and as Director of Marketing and Sales at C-S Aviation Services, Inc. He also served in the United States Navy. He serves as a Trustee of Florida Atlantic University where he chairs the planning and athletic committees. He is President of the Wings Club Scholarship Fund and is an Adviser to several national and local children's charities. Abdol is also a member of the ISTAT Appraiser's Board of Governors.
Chief Financial Officer, Genesis
Adam Smyth is the Chief Financial Officer at Genesis. He is responsible for finance, treasury, corporate accounting, taxation and financial planning of the business. Adam Smyth is a founding member of Genesis and has over 13 years’ experience in the finance industry.While at Genesis, Adam has been responsible for the development of the long-term investment strategy of the business and building the tools required to accurately underwrite and value the business and specific transactions. Adam has also been responsible for the design and management of the investment governance across Genesis and accurately reporting on Genesis’ investments. Prior to joining Genesis Adam was an auditor at Ernst and Young.
CEO & Executive Director, AerCap
Aengus Kelly was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of AerCap on May 18, 2011. Previously he served as CEO of AerCap's US operations from January 2008 to May 2011. Kelly served as AerCap's Group Treasurer from 2005 through December 31, 2007. He started his career in the aviation leasing and financing business with Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) in 1998 and continued working with it successors AerFi in Ireland and debis AirFinance and AerCap in Amsterdam. Prior to joining GPA in 1988, he spent three years at KPMG in Dublin.
Alexandre de Juniac
Director General of The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Alexandre de Juniac became the seventh person to lead the International Air Transport Association (IATA) when he took on the role of Director General and CEO from 1 September 2016. De Juniac has almost three decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. This includes senior positions in the airline and aerospace industries and the French government. De Juniac served as Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM (2013-2016) and prior to that as Chairman and CEO of Air France (2011-2013). Under de Juniac’s leadership Air France and Air France-KLM underwent a successful restructuring that improved efficiency and strengthened performance. He has also served on the IATA Board of Governors (2013-2016).De Juniac has broad aviation sector experience, including 14 years at French aerospace, space, defense, security and transportation company Thales, and its predecessor companies Thompson-CSF and Thompson SA (1995-2009). In his last position at Thales, de Juniac was responsible for the company’s operations and sales in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.De Juniac has also held positions in the French government. His career began with the Conseil d’Etat (State Council) from 1988 to 1993. Subsequently, he served in the Department of Budget (1993-1995); and in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment as Chief of Staff to then Minister Christine Lagarde (2009-2011).A French citizen, de Juniac was born in 1962. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and Ecole Nationale de l’Administration. At IATA he works from both the association’s main offices in Montreal, Canada and Geneva, Switzerland.
CEO, ABL Aviation
As the chief executive officer of the fully independent global asset manager, ABL Aviation, Ali Ben Lmadani is pushing for efficient structures. As part of ABL Aviation, Ben Lmadani structured the first AFIC-backed JOLCO in the industry, which was a key innovation in the Japanese market. During his previous role at New York boutique investment firm, The Transportation Group, Ben Lmadani was responsible for developing opportunities and structuring deals with several airlines including Emirates and Singapore Airlines. He offers extensive knowledge on equity and debt players, especially in the Middle Eastern and Asian markets.
A serial entrepreneur, Ben Lmadani founded his first business at 22-years-old, a ground support equipment business called ABL Industries where he exported ground support equipment from the US into Europe and Africa. Soon after, he co-founded ABL Real Estate in Paris that specialises in the acquisition of properties. Originally from Morocco, Ben Lmadani attended Campbell University in North Carolina and holds both Moroccan and US citizenship. Ben Lmadani is a FINRA-registered representative and holds a series 7 investment banking qualification. Recently, Ben Lmadani became a board member of the Wings Club foundation.
Vice President, Morten Beyer & Agnew - MBA
Anne Agnew Correa is the Vice President of Forecasting & Modeling. Correa is responsible for developing and valuing strategic business cases including intangible assets, market sizing & development, route planning and assessing the operational impact of key decisions. She also manages the team responsible for forecasting cash flows for airlines, lessors and aviation investors. She joined mba from Avianca Airlines in Bogotá, Colombia, where she worked with the airline’s in-house consulting division, leading strategic projects for growth and efficiency. Prior to Avianca, Ms. Correa worked with United Parcel Service (UPS) in Brussels, Belgium where she was responsible for expanding the company’s lead generation and incentive program into Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Additionally, Correa provided consulting for numerous global market clients on behalf of Endeavor, located in Cairo, Egypt, and Booz Allen Hamilton, located in Washington D.C.
Head of Transportation, Corporate Banking Department, Bank of China (UK) London Branch
Arnaud Fiscel is Head of Transportation at Bank of China in London, where he offers corporate, infrastructure and asset-based solutions for the Aviation, Maritime and Rail sectors.
Inspired by a genuine passion for aviation, Arnaud has held several senior financier positions with major airline groups and financial institutions. In his different roles, he led the financing or advising on over 500 aviation assets & projects and covered most airlines & operating lessors, including SMBC on their acquisition of RBS Aviation Capital. His most recent position was as a Senior Adviser to UK Export Finance, a ministerial department of the UK government. Prior to this he was Managing Director, Head of Aviation at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking in London. Arnaud commenced his career in 1997 at Air France in Paris and worked as a Consultant at Arthur Andersen, The Boston Consulting Group and BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking where he was Head of Aviation Finance Asia-Pacific in Singapore. Arnaud relocated to London in 2007 for Barclays where he was appointed global Head of Aviation Finance for their Investment Banking division, before joining IAG-International Airlines Group as Head of Group Structured Finance. Arnaud holds a Master in Management Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe, with a specialisation in Finance and a European Private Pilot License.
Senior Analyst, Scope Group
Azza is a senior analyst part of the corporate team and has been with the Scope ratings for over 3 years now. She is based in berlin and covering mainly the airline sector providing credit rating on airlines as issuers and their debt categories issued. She is also writing research whenever possible on the state of the industry or the major trend happening in the industry principally the European airlines. Given the smaller company size, her coverage goes beyond airlines to services related to airlines or even pharma companies.
Managing Director – Head of Aviation - Global Banking EMEA, BNP Paribas
Bertrand is in charge of Aviation Financings & Coverage for commercial airlines and aircraft lessors within EMEA at BNP Paribas.
Betsy R Snyder
CFA, Director, Standard & Poor’s
Betsy R. Snyder is a Director in S&P Global Ratings Corporate Ratings group. She joined the company in 1990 and specializes in coverage of transportation companies, including aircraft lessors and the airline industry. She also works extensively on Structured Finance transactions related to her areas of specialization. Prior to joining S&P, Betsy was an equity research analyst for Merrill Lynch and L.F. Rothschild.Betsy holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and a master of business administration degree in Finance from Fordham University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Betsy is a Trustee of the ISTAT Foundation and a member of the ISTAT International Appraisers’ Program Board of Governors. In addition, she holds membership in several industry-related organizations.
Managing Director, Rolls-Royce Partners Finance
Bobby Janagan, who regularly speaks at industry conferences, has led the Rolls-Royce Partners Finance team since 2009 but has worked in the aviation business since 1998.
Directeur Financements et Trésorerie, Direction Générale Economie et Finance, Air France
Managing Director, Dr Peters Group
Christian Mailly joined Dr. Peters Group, one of the leading alternative asset and lease managers, in 2009. Heading Dr. Peters aviation division, DS Aviation, he is responsible for developing, expanding and coordinating the group’s aviation activities. Christian has extensive experience in asset-based financing and the aviation sector. He commenced his career 26 years ago at Commerzbank, where he held various positions in Frankfurt and Paris. In 2004 he joined HSH Nordbank, where he was responsible for some of the bank’s major European aviation clients and successfully structured the bank’s first aircraft operating lease transaction. Subsequently, Christian headed all HSH Nordbank’s aviation equity fund projects.
SVP Finance & Fleet Management - Group Treasurer, Finnair
Christine Rovelli is a transportation finance/treasury and strategic advisory executive with experience in an operational role as well as in financial institutions. She has been at Finnair since May 2012, starting as senior advisor, strategy, before being promoted to VP Financial Analysis & Strategy in June 2014, before being made VP group Treasurer in September 2016. Rovelli was named SVP Finance & Fleet Management in October 2020. Board member, ISTAT Foundation and Finnair Aircraft Finance OY. Member of IATA's Treasury Working Group.
Partner, Reed Smith
Chris acts for lessors, banks, private equity funds and airlines in relation to domestic and cross-border asset finance and leasing transactions. He has particular experience in aircraft and engine leasing and trading, structured finance and sales finance. Chris also advises on the procurement of aviation assets and on after-market support programs provided by manufacturers. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Chris was a partner at REN Legal from 2011 to 2020, having previously worked in-house at Rolls-Royce (2003–2011) and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (now MUFG Bank) (2000–2003). Prior to moving in-house, Chris trained and qualified at Allen & Overy, where he joined the banking practice upon qualification.
Associate Director, KPMG
SVP & Chief Commercial Officer EMEA, Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Dan joined Willis Lease in 2011 as Managing Director of Willis Mitsui & Co Engine Support, a position he still holds in addition to his roles for Willis Lease as Chief Commercial Officer whilst managing Willis’s Irish office in Dublin.Willis Mitsui was founded in 2011 as a joint venture engine leasing company between Willis Lease and Mitsui & Co. based in Dublin. It has grown quickly to a portfolio of $300m with a wide range of engines including LEAP, GEnx, V2500, CF34, CFM56-5B, and CFM56-7B. Willis Lease was founded over 30 years ago and has close to 300 engines and aircraft supporting customers in over 100 countries. In addition it provides fleet management and technical services through Willis Asset Management in Bridgend, Wales and engine materials through Willis Aero in Florida.
Prior to joining Willis, Dan worked for Rolls-Royce and Partners Finance from 2003 firstly as Marketing Executive for EMEA before being promoted to Marketing Director in 2005 covering North and South America. He began his aviation finance career at Finova Capital in 1997 as New Business Analyst.
Dan holds a degree in Politics from London School of Economics.
Executive Director - Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley
Dana is a an Executive Director and Head of the Aircraft Finance Team in the Morgan Stanley’s Capital Markets (GCM) Division, responsible for originating and executing deals in the Transportation space. Dana has been involved in all Morgan Stanley EETC transactions since 2010. Dana is also one of the founders of Advancing Women in Aviation Roundtable (AWAR), a grass roots initiative started in Dublin 2015 and continued every year since then during the Aviation Finance Conferences as well as at various corporate offices, and which gathers select groups of senior men and women executives to examine the challenges and opportunities in retaining and advancing talented women in aviation financing industry. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Dana worked at JPMorgan as an Analyst in Structured Credit Products and at Wachovia as an Associate in Structured Equity Products. In these roles, Dana was involved in structuring Synthetic Collateral Debt Obligations and Alternative Investments respectively. Dana graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science and from Columbia’s MBA – the Executive Program in 2015 with Dean’s Honors, sponsored by Morgan Stanley.
Darren A. Hulst
Vice President of Commercial Marketing, Boeing Commercial Aircraft
Darren has been with The Boeing Company since 2005, and serves as Senior Managing Director and Vice President of Commercial Marketing. In his current role he leads Boeing’s market analysis and analytical sales support for Boeing Commercial Airplanes to airlines, lessors & financiers globally. His team also produces the annual Commercial Market Outlook – Boeing’s 20-year forecast for air traffic and aircraft demand – as well as maintaining near-term analysis of the market and business environment to evaluate production rate demands and future product development opportunities. Prior to this, Darren was the Managing Director of China & Northeast Asia Marketing, focusing on engagement with airlines, lessors, industry stakeholders and media in the region. Earlier roles included Market Analysis, Sales Strategy, Asia Marketing and Global Airline Network & Fleet Analysis. Prior to joining Boeing, Darren spent 8 years at Delta Air Lines, in various management roles throughout Network & Schedule Planning and Revenue Management. Darren is a graduate of Valparaiso University with degrees in Economics and Geography and resides in the Seattle area with his wife and two daughters.
Founder, Managing Partner - Transport, Hudson Structured Capital Management
David Andrews is a Founder at Hudson Structured Capital Management with primary responsibilities as the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer for the Transportation Strategy.
Most recently, Andrews was an Executive Vice President at PIMCO where he was the primary Credit Portfolio Manager covering Transportation for 10 years. Mr. Andrews also served as a member of PIMCO’s Shadow Investment Committee. He managed a multi-billion exposure through the bankruptcies of American, Delta, Northwest, US Air and United, GM and Chrysler. In addition, he assisted in restructuring the Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate (EETC) product, which reopened the public debt market to US airlines following the financial crisis in 2009. Following this, he was instrumental in the issuance of the first international EETC.
Prior to PIMCO, Andrews was an Institutional Investor ranked fixed income analyst at UBS Securities. Andrews also worked in commercial banking for 12 years at The Bank of New York.
Partner, Aviation & Transport Finance, A&L Goodbody
David Berkery is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Finance Department, specialising in aviation and transportation finance. David has over 12 years' experience working in Dublin, London and New York. He spent 5 years based in the US, advising many of the world's leading financial institutions, airlines, aircraft lessors, investment banks and private investors on all aspects of the acquisition, leasing, financing and trading of aircraft, vessels and rolling stock. David has a particular focus on asset backed securitisations (ABS), private placements, Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate (EETC) offerings, secured and unsecured lending, portfolio sales and industry-specific joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
Vice President - Transportation Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States
David Fiore is the Deputy Vice President of the Transportation Division of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The Transportation Division is responsible for Ex-Im Bank supported financings of large commercial aircraft, business aircraft, helicopters and railroad-related equipment. In addition to his responsibilities assisting the Vice President of the Transportation Division in managing the workload of the Transportation Division, David is also responsible for aircraft financings for a number of airlines based in Africa, Europe, and the Mediterranean region. In addition to his airline responsibilities, David is the lead loan officer responsible for Ex-Im Bank's financings of US-manufactured locomotives and rolling stock to railroads located in various countries including South Africa, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia. David has a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University in Montreal. David is fluent in French and Italian.
Partner - Asset and Aviation Finance Group, Walkers
David McGovern is a partner in Walkers and head of the Asset and Aviation Finance Group, specialising in all aspects of the financing and leasing of aviation assets. David has acted for banks, lessors, investors, manufacturers and operators on domestic and multi-jurisdictional asset financing transactions involving corporate and commercial aircraft, rolling stock and other moveable equipment.
David has advised lessors in respect of leases to operators of fixed wing and rotary aircraft in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. David has extensive experience advising clients in respect of financing structures used to finance and lease aviation assets including pre-delivery-financing, revolving credit facilities and loan facilities. David also advises clients on all aspects of the establishment and running of leasing companies in Ireland.
Executive Chairman Structured Products & Senior Executive Adviser to the Board, Aergo Structured Products
Based in Hong Kong, David is the former Chairman of ORIX Aviation Hong Kong, special advisor to ORIX Aviation Group CEO and a former board member of Avolon, the world’s third largest Aircraft Lessor. David joined ORIX in 1992 as General Counsel and then as Head of Asset Management.In 2003, he was appointed as CEO ORIX Aviation Group, a position he held until November 2018. During this period, David transformed the Group into an industry leading top ten ranked Aircraft Lessor/S&P Ranked Asset Manager winning the highest ranking available. He increased its assets under management from $400m to a value in excess of $10 billion during his tenure as CEO. David is also the founder and principal of Solus Capital Partners, an independent asset management firm, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.
Prior to working for ORIX Aviation, David held roles in leading law firm McCann FitzGerald and other aircraft leasing entities. David holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin and is an Irish and UK qualified Lawyer. David is an avid reader of economics and a follower of politics and world affairs/frequent traveller
CFO, Seraph Aviation Group
Denis Casey joined The Seraph Aviation Group in February 2020 as Group Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for leading the Finance and Capital markets teams, while assisting on implementing key investment strategies of the business.
Prior to joining the group Denis was a Managing Director in KPMG Ireland, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. In KPMG his responsibilities included delivering M&A offerings (public and private) and ABS services to airline, aircraft, and engine lessor clients, including to 15 of the world’s top 20 aircraft lessors.
Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
Dominic is a partner in the Asset Finance Group. He has extensive experience in both the London and New York markets advising banks, ECAs, underwriters, issuers, borrowers, lessors and airlines in a broad range of aviation finance transactions including aviation related asset-backed securitisations (ABS), other complex warehouse and portfolio financings, and large portfolio sales.
He is one of the principal advisors to the Aviation Working Group in relation to the Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS), and is their lead lawyer on the drafting of the GATS ‘e-terms’ and standard form trust documents.
Dominic is named on Airline Economics’ prestigious 40 under 40 2020 list, which recognises the most outstanding individuals in that age group active in the aviation finance and leasing industry.
Dominic is qualified to practice in both England & Wales and the US states of New York and California
Drew Fine is a partner in the New York office of Milbank. Fine is Chair of Milbank’s Finance Practice and Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Transportation and Space Group. He joined the firm as an associate in 1986 and became a partner in 1996.
Fine has extensive experience in a wide variety of international financial and corporate transactions, including public offerings and private placement of securities, acquisitions, leveraged leasing, secured and unsecured lending, cross-border financings, structured financings, workouts and credit enhancements.
Fine has particular expertise in financings and corporate transactions involving aircraft, rolling stock and vessels. Another area of specialization for Fine is representing clients in connection with the acquisition or disposition of leasing companies and large portfolios of aircraft and rolling stock.
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Duncan Batchelor is an asset finance lawyer based in London and is global head of the firm's aviation group. He has particular experience in aircraft finance, ship finance and cross-border leasing and structured finance transactions.
Duncan has acted for airlines, banks, export-credit agencies, arrangers, lessors and investors on a range of matters including syndicated loans, pre-delivery financings, the sale and purchase of aircraft, cross-border and domestic aircraft leases and leases of vessels and rolling stock, tax-enhanced structures, aviation funds, portfolio transactions, insurance structures, islamic finance, airline take-overs, insurance, European Investment Bank financings, and the granting and enforcement of security.
Aviation Policy Policy Officer, MOVE E1
Firoz joined DAE in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer and became CEO in 2011. He previously spent 20 plus years at a global financial institution where he was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury; his responsibilities included capital planning, funding, management of liquidity, interest rate and foreign exchange risks, and interfacing with rating agencies and the fixed income investment community.
Firoz previously spent three years at a leading consulting firm in Bombay overseeing a diverse range of management consultancy projects.Firoz holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting and Auditing, Economics from the University of Bombay.
Executive Director & Chief Technical Officer, Clover Aviation Capital
Gareth Delany is Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer of Clover Aviation Capital.Gareth joined Clover in October 2015, leads its Dublin-based team and is responsible for all aspects of technical and asset management of the Clover aircraft portfolio. Clover Aviation Capital is an international aircraft operating lessor with industry-leading financial metrics, offering world-class aircraft leasing and asset management services, strongly supported by its stakeholders Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Leasing and Ping An International Financial Leasing.
Prior to joining Clover, Gareth held the position of Senior Director, Head of Technical and Asset Management at ORIX Aviation, where he worked for ten years. He has also worked for Lufthansa Technik as a powerplant and test cell specialist, with particular emphasis on the operation and maintenance of various engine types.
Gareth holds a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin and has twenty-two years of experience in the aviation industry.
Gary is an aircraft design engineer having started his career at Airbus customer support (Toulouse) and Airbus design office (Bristol) where he developed A340 and A319 fuel control systems. At Stratos, Gary leads a team of experienced industry professionals on various aircraft investment and lease related projects. Prior to founding Stratos, Gary spent 8 years as VP Commercial at Avinco (Monaco), 3 years as commercial director at an aircraft leasing affiliate of Crédit Agricole (Paris) and 3 years as sales manager for BAe (Bristol) where he marketed A300 freighters.
During his 24 year career, Gary has traded (bought, sold or leased) over $5bn worth of aircraft and has been a central player in the creation, funding and management of 5 aircraft leasing platforms.
Head of Valuations, Ascend by CIRIUM
George is responsible for all the Current and Future Value and Lease Rate opinions produced by the company, ensuring they are accurate and up-to-date. He also leads the annual Future Value and Lease Rate forecasting process on all commercial aircraft and engine types, and chairs the Commercial Aircraft and Engine Value Review Boards which monitor Current Market Values and Lease Rates.
Executive Vice President & CFO, Air Lease Corporation
Gregory B. Willis has served as Chief Financial Officer of ALC since 2012 and joined the company at its inception in 2010 as its Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Willis was instrumental in the start-up of ALC, and has played a pivotal role in the financing activities of the company. In addition, Willis is responsible for the company’s banking. He oversees ALC’s finance, accounting, treasury, tax, investor relations, and information technology functions, as well as the company’s management business and their financing activities. Prior to joining ALC, Willis served as the Director of Accounting Policy at ILFC. Willis began his career as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent more than five years in various audit-related roles in their financial services practice, including as an audit manager. Willis is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of California, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Willis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and he is an FAA rated pilot.
Vice President, Collateral Verifications
Gueric Dechavanne is the Vice-President and a part-owner of Collateral Verifications (CVLLC). He is an ISTAT Certified Senior Appraiser. Gueric is responsible for all aircraft and engine valuation and advisory services on the commercial, regional, and corporate side of aviation for CVLLC. Gueric is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Administration with a concentration in International Air Transportation Management. After graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Gueric worked for CIT’s Corporate Aircraft Department in Phoenix, AZ as a Sales Trainee in their Piston Aircraft Division. He also worked for Eagle Aviation, Inc., a corporate aircraft sales company, as an Aircraft Researcher in the turboprop and jet markets. In 2001, he joined CIT Aerospace as a Marketing Analyst, tracking aircraft values, industry trends, issues of concern to CIT's aircraft portfolio, as well as assisting the marketing, technical, and asset sales department on special projects for the placement of new and used aircraft. In 2004, he joined OAGBACK Aviation Solutions as the Manager of Valuation Services and was promoted to head their Asset Management group in 2006 where he managed all of the aspects of their valuations, technical, advisory, and aircraft remarketing services. While at OAGBACK Aviation, he also developed and maintained its Commercial Jet Aircraft Value Guide and Commercial Jet Lease Rate Guide. In 2008, he joined Collateral Verifications as a part owner.
CEO Sirius Aviation Capital Holdings, Director - Ryanair , Viva Latinamerica & ASL Airlines
Howard Millar is the Chief Executive of Sirius Aviation Capital Holdings. The main part of Howard’s career was spent at Ryanair Holdings plc where he was latterly Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer (until 2014) having spent 23 years at the company. Howard continues to be on the board of directors of Ryanair as a Non-Executive Director and also serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Howard also sits on the advisory board of Irelandia Aviation, a private company which owns two airlines in South America – Viva Colombia and Viva Peru. Howard joined the board of Applegreen plc, a forcourt operator with 500+ facilities spread across the US, UK, and Ireland. Prior to joining the Investment Adviser he was Group Chief Operating Officer of the Stellwagen Group and Chief Executive of Stellwagen Capital, a US$1.5 billion specialised asset manager focused on managing aviation assets and investments for institutional investors. Howard graduated from Trinity College, Dublin and was awarded a BSc Mgnt (Hons) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants.
CEO, ORIX Aviation
James is the Chief Executive Officer of ORIX Aviation with over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Prior to this, he held the positions of Chief Executive Officer ORIX Aviation Hong Kong and Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Commercial Officer of ORIX Aviation. James is a Board Director of the company since 2015.
James worked with ORIX Aviation from 2002 to 2007 and was Vice President of Acquisitions, New Business and Capital Markets. James spent two years as Managing Director, Head of Marketing and Capital Markets for Aergo Capital Group before returning to ORIX Aviation in 2009. James has also held previous positions as Executive Assistant to Tony Ryan and CFO of TARA Aerospace, along with a senior management role in the aviation team at KBC Aerospace Finance.
He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Banking and Finance from University College Dublin. James was previously elected to the Board of Directors of ISTAT for a four year term from 2015 to 2019 and currently serves as Chairman of the Wings Club Foundation European Chapter.
Executive Chairman, FPG Amentum
Jan Melgaard has worked with financing, leasing and investing in commercial jet aircraft throughout his career. Prior to joining FPG Amentum in 2010 Jan was CEO of Nordic Aviation Capital and President/CEO of Volito Aviation (spearheaded a joint venture with Goldman Sachs). He received his MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Jasmine Ball is a corporate partner and member of the firm’s Restructuring Group. Ms. Ball regularly represents debtors, investors, creditors and other parties in distressed mergers & acquisitions, workouts, debt and equity financing and refinancing, complex restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Ball is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Ball received her B.S. from Princeton University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was an executive editor of the Journal of International Law
Secretary General, Aviation Working Group (AWG)
Jeffrey Wool is the secretary general of the Aviation Working Group (AWG), a not-for- profit international industry group that works on the development of policies, regulations and rules designed to facilitate advanced international aviation financing and leasing. AWG, chaired by Airbus and Boeing, includes the world’s major manufacturers, leasing, and financial institutions. Jeffrey acts in that capacity on secondment from Blake, Cassels & Graydon, New York.
Jeffrey has been centrally involved, on behalf of AWG, in the development of various international aviation and commercial law instruments, including negotiation, and national ratification / implementation, of the Cape Town Convention (CTC). He chaired the group that prepared the initial draft of the Aircraft Protocol, chairs the International Advisory Board for the CTC’s International Registry, and is the executive director of the Oxford – UW CTC academic project. He now leads a global project promoting and assessing compliance with CTC
CFO, DAE Capital
Jennifer was appointed Chief Financial Officer of DAE Capital in October 2017. Jennifer joined AWAS in 2008 as Chief Accounting Officer leading the Financial Reporting team and working on key strategic projects within the company.
Prior to joining AWAS, Jennifer was Head of Investor Relations with Eircom the main telecommunication provider in Ireland, she also worked in Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney, Australia and Bayer Diagnostic Group in Ireland.
Jennifer’s 25+ year career in finance spans a range of sectors including Aircraft Leasing, Banking and Telecommunications with responsibilities including Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Financial Control, Performance Reporting and Management Accounting.
Jennifer is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the Dublin City University. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
Jim is Global Aviation Sector Co-Head and a partner in the finance group. He has significant experience in advising financiers, lessors and operators on structured and asset finance, with the majority of his practice focused on the aviation industry.
Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing, KPMG
Joe is a tax partner who advises a broad range of clients on both domestic and international tax matters. He has extensive experience in tax structuring, international tax planning, complex financing transactions and cross-border acquisitions. He has regularly led multi-country teams in delivering tax advice to his clients on large scale projects. Joe has particular experience in advising companies in the aviation financing, leasing, insurance and banking sectors. Joe has spoken at numerous international conferences on tax issues impacting the aviation and insurance sectors.
Head of Transportation Finance, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen
Joerg Schirrmacher serves as Head of Transport Finance at Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen (“Helaba”) and is responsible for the origination and structuring of all transactions within the aviation, rolling stock and shipping segment. The aviation segment is currently the largest sub-portfolio with approximately € 3.2 bn, where a team of ten dedicated aircraft financing specialists is responsible for originating new business.
Prior to his current role Joerg held several positions in the Bank including an assignment to the Dublin office, where he served as Head of Credit, and the London office, where he was responsible for originating new business in the Project Finance department.
In total he has nineteen years of Corporate Finance experience mostly in the aviation sector, where he has assumed various responsibilities from credit analysis to origination and structuring as well as restructuring non-performing loans.
Joerg earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and also holds a Bachelor’s degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) in Business Administration from Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt.
CEO, Air Lease Corporation
John L. Plueger is Chief Executive Officer, President, and Member of the Board of Directors of Air Lease Corporation. John has 32 years of aviation industry and aircraft leasing experience, 24 of which were with International Lease Finance Corporation, where he served on its Board of Directors as President and Chief Operating Officer and then Acting Chief Executive Officer prior to joining Air Lease Corporation in March 2010. John is an active jet pilot, holding a U.S. FAA Airline Transport Pilot license, with multiple jet type ratings and instructor ratings.
CFA, Senior Vice President, Airlines, Aerospace & Defense, Package Delivery, Moody’s Investors Service
Global Head of Asset Finance, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank
José Abramovici is the Global Head of Asset Finance Group of Crédit Agricole CIB. The Asset Finance Group includes Shipping, Aviation, Rail, Real Estate/Lodging, Cross-border Tax Lease& Management of affiliates. The mission of the Asset Finance Group includes origination/structuring all asset based transactions and coordination of all Bank’s product lines (advisory, asset management, IPO, M&A, derivatives, securitization, corporate bonds, HY) with its clients.
José is also acting as Global Head of Aviation and Rail Finance Group, directly responsible for leading a team of 55 professionals (based in Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Tokyo) in charge of the global relationship with all airline groups, aircraft and engine leasing companies, rolling stock lessors and. Some rail operators.
José previously worked for six years for aircraft maintenance departments of airlines, including Air Inter, the former domestic airline now rebranded Air France. He is a board member of Dragon Aviation, an aircraft leasing affiliate of CA-CIB, as well as co-President of the Club Bank’Air. He is an aircraft engineer and MBA graduate from HEC/ISA school of Management.
Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
Joe Rohlena is a director in the corporate finance group at Fitch Ratings and the lead analyst covering the North American airlines and aircraft backed EETCs.
Joe joined Fitch in 2010 as a member of the industrials team. Prior to joining Fitch, Joe’s experience included five years of credit analysis and lending in roles at the captive finance arm of a large manufacturing corporation and for an industrial real estate investment trust. Joe earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Missouri. He is also a CFA charter holder and is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Chicago.
Global Co-Head of Aviation, Citigroup
Joseph Shanahan was appointed the Global Co-Head of Aviation at Citi in December 2019. Previously he was a Managing Director in the Global Aviation Corporate Banking group at Citi in New York and the senior transactor for the aircraft leasing industry.
Before returning to Citi in June 2011, Joe spent six years in the aircraft leasing sector, including a number of years at RBS Aviation Capital working in roles in both Origination, where he worked on aircraft debt and operating lease transactions, and Risk Management, where he was responsible for managing the bank's portfolio of aircraft debt and operating lease exposure in the Americas.
Joe began his career in 2001 as an Analyst and later Associate in Citi’s Global Aviation Corporate Banking team after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Chief Operating Officer, Ardavon
Karl Brünjes joined Ardavon as Chief Operating Officer in April 2020. Karl has been involved in the trading, financing and management of commercial aircraft since 1990. He has held senior positions at Fortis Aviation Group, IBA Group, Republic Financial and RPK Capital and was elected Chairman of The Aviation Club of the UK in 2018.
Appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2019, Karl joined Genesis in 2018 with 30 years aviation industry experience, as Chief Commercial & Investment Officer.
Prior to joining Genesis, Karl was the Chief Operating Officer at AWAS, where he spent 11 years building AWAS into a $15bn global aircraft leasing business.
Karl started his aviation career in 1990 as an apprentice in the Maintenance Repair & Overhaul sector with a GPA Joint Venture company, Shannon Aerospace. In 1998, Karl became a founding member of low-cost airline Virgin Express with a fleet of 25 aircraft serving major European cities. In 2002 Karl joined the newly formed RBS Aviation Capital, where he held various technical, pricing and marketing roles and led RBS Aviation Capitals engine leasing and finance business.
Managing Director, Corporate Credit Research, PPM America
Kliton Duri is a Vice President of Corporate Credit Research at PPM America, Inc. Mr. Duri was previously employed as a Senior Investment Analyst by KeyCorp Investment Banking and an Investment Analyst by McDonald Investments, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University
Leo J. Burrell
Managing Director, Global Markets Division – Securitization, Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank
VP of Valuations, mba
Lindsey Webster is the Vice President of mba’s Asset Valuations Group and leads a team of ISTAT Certified Appraisers and Candidates in preparing aircraft, helicopter, spare parts, and engine appraisals, performing market research and analysis, modeling value trends, and determining future values and economic lives. Webster is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser and frequent speaker at industry events.
Webster began her career in aviation in ground operations with Air Wisconsin. Prior to joining mba she also worked in Credit Derivatives at Lehman Brothers and in Sales with the Ritz-Carlton. Ms. Webster received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Insurance from Northeastern University.
Director, World Star Aviation
An investment banker by training, Marc focuses on capital raising, transaction execution and portfolio management. During his years with firms such as Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns, Marc has executed over $10 billion worth of buyside and sell-side M&A assignments, as well as public and private equity and debt offerings. Marc holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from UMIST and a BA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Maria De Las Flores Diaz Pulido
Aviation Policy Head of Unite, MOVE E1.
Head of Aviation, Transportation and Commercial Finance, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Marjan has nearly 20 years of multi-sector expertise in credit analysis as well as development of rating methodologies for both banks and non-bank financial institutions, as well as structured securities. Prior to joining Kroll, Marjan was a Senior Credit Officer at Moody’s Investors Service in its Global Financial Institutions team with senior lead responsibility for large banks and smaller to mid-sized mortgage lenders as well as diversified financials such as finance companies, private equity firms, stock exchanges, and other securities firms. Before working in Global Financial Institutions, Marjan was a Senior Credit Officer in Structured Finance at Moody's where she covered ratings of ABS and RMBS. Marjan began her career as a Senior Banking Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She received a B.A. from University of Kansas and an M.A. in International Affairs/Finance from Columbia University.
Mark Lapidus is the Chief Executive Officer and a shareholder of Amedeo. Before founding Amedeo, between 2005 and 2013, Mark was a Managing Director and a founding shareholder of Doric GmbH. Mark began his career with GE Capital in Chicago in 1985 engaged in leasing investments into corporate jets, truck fleets and industrial equipment. Between 1990 and the beginning of 2005 he was a Managing Director with Citigroup’s Global Asset Finance Group based in London and Madrid. Mark holds an Economics degree from De Paul University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Floreat Aviation Capital
Phil Griffiths joined Floreat Aviation Capital, the specialist aircraft leasing investment arm of Floreat, as Managing Director in January 2020. He brings extensive experience in the aviation sector, having closed over $10bn in aircraft finance and leasing transactions since 2003. He joins from DAE Capital, where he headed the company’s corporate finance and capital markets team. Prior to this he held various senior roles at AWAS, PK AirFinance, Rolls-Royce Capital and Airbus.
Managing Director, Head of Aviation Credit Research, JP Morgan
Mark S. Streeter, Managing Director, is the senior publishing (sell-side) analyst in North America Credit Research at J.P. Morgan responsible for investment grade and high yield credit coverage of the Transportation (Airline, Aircraft, Aircraft Leasing, Rail, Freight, Shipping) and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sectors. Mark specializes in the public aircraft debt markets and shares equity coverage of the public aircraft lessors with Jamie Baker. Mark has advised investors and issuers on capital markets transactions totaling well in excess of $300 billion.
Mark, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is 48-time member of the Institutional Investor “All-America Fixed Income Research Team”, most recently in 2019 for High Yield Transportation (#1 ranked), High Grade Transportation (#1), and High Grade REITs (#2). Mark has earned a #1 ranking 25 times in his career.
On behalf of the Aviation Working Group, Mark also advised the Financial Accounting Standards Board on recent lease accounting rule changes. Mark is a Trustee for the ISTAT (International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading) Foundation, a multi-term non-appraiser Board Member of the ISTAT International Appraisers’ Program Board of Governors, a former Board Member of FIASI (the Fixed Income Analysts Society), and a member of The Wings Club.
Prior to joining heritage Chase in January 1999, Mark held various positions in the fixed income businesses of heritage JPMorgan Securities and Morgan Guaranty Trust. Mark received his Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University and a BS degree magna cum laude from Boston College.
CEO, FPG Amentum
Martin Bouzaima is with FPG Amentum since 2010. He joined from HSH Nordbank where he worked in the Structuring & Analysis unit of the Aviation Finance group. He also worked in the Corporate Development department of the bank, where he led projects on the bank’s transportation finance strategy as well as bank-wide restructuring projects. Martin previously was in academic research and teaching, working and publishing on topics in portfolio theory and microeconomics while at the Chair of Finance of the University of Koblenz. Martin has a Masters in Economics from University of Bonn and a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from University of Koblenz, Germany.
VP & Treasurer, American Airlines
Meghan Montana was promoted to Vice President and Treasurer in December 2020. In her expanded role, Montana is responsible for the airline’s treasury activities, including corporate finance, global banking and cash management, as well as fleet transactions, asset management, insurance and fuel procurement. Montana joined American in 2018 as Managing Director and Assistant Treasurer. Prior to American, Montana was responsible for the North and South American Transportation and Aviation sector coverage efforts at Standard Chartered Bank, advising the bank’s corporate clients across their capital structure and treasury needs. Montana has more than a decade of Wall Street experience leading and advising large corporate relationships at complex global institutions including Standard Chartered, as well as Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
A native of Cleveland, she holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University of Ohio
VP – Aviation, MUFG
Mi Zhou joined MUFG in June 2014 as a senior associate in the aviation department, she was quickly promoted in July 2016 to become the Vice President of Aviation. Prior to MUFG, she was a credit analyst at Credit Agricole-CIB.
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Michael is a managing director in the Industrials Group in London, responsible for investment banking coverage of the aviation sector in EMEA. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as an associate in the Financial Institutions Group in New York. He was named managing director in 2017. Michael earned an MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh in 2001 an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2006.
Michael J. Inglese was appointed to the Aircastle Board as of March 27, 2020 after the closing of the merger between Aircastle Limited and an entity controlled by affiliates of Marubeni Corporation and Mizuho Leasing Company. Inglese served on the previous board of directors of Aircastle Limited from July 2017. Inglese became Chief Executive Officer in June 2017 having served as Acting Chief Executive Officer from January 2017. He was previously Chief Financial Officer from April 2007. Prior to joining Aircastle, Inglese served as Chief Financial Officer of PanAmSat Holding Corporation from June 2000 until the closing of PanAmSat's sale to Intelsat in July 2006. Inglese joined PanAmSat in May 1998 as Vice President, Finance after serving as Chief Financial Officer for DIRECTV Japan, Inc. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst who holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering and his MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Business Management. Inglese is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Fairfield County.
Head of Valuations, IBA Group
Mike joined IBA in 2011 and is responsible for the Valuations team. Mike has extensive knowledge of the values and dynamics of the commercial aircraft market, and has a background in aircraft maintenance & mechanical engineering. Recently Mike has delivered a number of commercial and technical due diligence assignments, appraisals in support of numerous ABS (Asset Backed Securitisation) transactions and advised new clients entering the aircraft leasing market. Furthermore, Mike conducts large portfolio appraisals on behalf of major lessors. He also speaks at events and writes on various topics relevant to the industry. Prior to IBA, Mike worked in an engineering role for CNC Machine Tools under contract to Rolls-Royce. He holds a degree in Aircraft Engineering and is a Senior ISTAT Certified Appraiser.
Olga is one of the founders of appraiser, Oriel. Olga has over 15 years of aviation industry experience and holds a Senior ISTAT Appraiser qualification. She has been a regular speaker at the ISTAT conferences and other events. Her previous posts include Avmark where she started as an Aviation Analyst, specialising in aircraft valuations, and went on to become the editor of the Aviation Economist. At Airclaims and later Ascend Olga continued to work on aircraft and engine appraisals with emphasis on large portfolios and regional markets. Following her departure from Ascend Olga joined forces with Les Weal to establish Oriel where she carries on with appraisals and expert witness.
Head of Transportation – Leasing & Asset Finance, MUFG
Olivier is in charge of managing globally the origination, structuring and execution of all aircraft finance transactions of the Aviation Finance Group at MUFG. Prior to that, Olivier was responsible for the BNP Paribas Aviation desk for the Americas based in New York which he created in 2000. As such, he was responsible for the product coverage for airlines and aircraft leasing companies and for the aircraft finance activities in the Americas.
The group has arranged a number of significant aircraft finance transactions on behalf of North and South American clients of the bank. From 1996 to 2000, he served in the Bank’s Paris office as Vice President in the Aircraft Finance department. He began his career at the Bank in 1994 to 1996 where he served in the Bank’s Montreal office.
As Assistant Vice President in Specialized Financing, he helped create the department and developed the specialized financing activity in Canada.
Mr. Trauchessec received a Bachelor in Commerce in International Business from La Sorbonne in Paris, a graduate degree in business from EDHEC in Lille, France and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Director, Origination – EMEA, MUFG
Özlem Ayata took up the role of Director, Origination - EMEA, Global Aviation Finance at MUFG in November 2019. Prior to that she was Senior Vice President at DVB Bank, a role she held for more than ten years.
Vice President and Treasurer, United Airlines
Pam Hendry joined United Airlines as vice president and treasurer in January 2019, where she is responsible for Corporate Finance, Treasury Operations and Risk Management.Hendry is a senior aviation finance executive who has an extensive background in cost-effectively financing aircraft. She spent the majority of her career at International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) where, among other roles, she served as senior vice president and treasurer.Prior to joining United, Hendry was a managing director at Plane View Partners, an aviation consulting firm. She has also held a number of leadership and consulting roles in aircraft finance and leasing, where she built a proven track record in financial and capital markets.Hendry holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Hendry will report to Laderman and will start on January 7.
CEO, CDB Aviation
Patrick is the Chief Executive Officer of CDB Aviation, with three decades of experience in finance, marketing, sales and P&L oversight. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Patrick led the global commercial team as President & Chief Commercial Officer since January 2017. He has been at the top of the airline Leasing sector for many years, including being a founding shareholder of Avolon leasing and served as CEO in their joint venture with Wells Fargo. Patrick served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC). He also held the role of Vice President Marketing at GE Capital Aviation Services, where he spearheaded the development of the company’s operations in the Middle East and Africa. Patrick has also held executive positions at Diageo, Deloitte and Touche. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Managing Director, MTU Lease Services
Patrick Biebel is Managing Director of MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V. and responsible for MTU’s leasing and asset management activities. Prior to this, he was as Vice President Corporate Development in charge of all M&A and Business Development activities out of MTU’s headquarter in Munich, Germany.
Patrick joined MTU in 2012 and has held various leadership roles in Finance, Engine Programs and Business Development at MTU Maintenance Canada and MTU Aero Engines. He holds a M.Sc. in International Business form Copenhagen Business School and majored in Finance and Economics for his Bachelor at Passau University.
Patrick den Elzen
CEO & Founding Partner, Arena Aviation Capital
Patrick den Elzen joined SGI Aviation as Special Advisor to the Board in 2013 to take responsibility for strategic development and to lead the Arena project. Until 2010, Patrick held the position of Chief Trading Officer at AerCap (ticker: AER), responsible for aircraft acquisitions, sales, and new orders.
From 2005 onwards, Patrick served at the Executive Management committee of AerCap. He oversaw its development into a leading industry player with a portfolio growing from $2.5Bio in 2003 to $7Bio in 2010. Patrick was responsible for the buying, selling and ordering of $11Bio. worth of aircraft.
Prior to joining AerCap, Patrick worked at IEM AirFinance (formerly ING Aviation Lease), being instrumental in the sale of the company to Abbey National in 2000. He started his career at ING Aviation Lease. Patrick holds an MBA majoring in International Finance and Business Administration of the University of Amsterdam.
Partner, Pillsbury Law
Paul serves as the managing partner of Pillsbury’s Hong Kong office and co-chair of its asset finance practice. He has advised clients on over US$ 13 billion in aircraft finance, leasing and trading transactions as well as on restructuring and enforcement matters. He is qualified to practice law in England, the United States and Canada.
The Aircraft Value Analysis Company Ltd. (AVAC)
Paul Leighton is founder and Managing Director of The Aircraft Value Analysis Company, a UK based company that specialises in Future Value Forecasting. Paul is currently editor of AVAC’s in-house periodicals - The Aircraft Value Reference and Aircraft Value News (published by Access Intelligence, USA). He holds a BA(Hons) in International Relations & Politics and has Master of Science degree in Air Transport Management from the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University. After starting his career at British Aerospace, Hatfield, in the early 1980s on the BAe146 programme, Paul joined the national airline of Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini. Prior to forming AVAC, Paul worked for an aviation consultancy company in the UK. Paul has made a number of presentations at conferences, including ISTAT, and has been guest lecturer on Future Value Forecasting at Cranfield University.
EVP Leasing, Customer Finance & Asset Management, Airbus
Managing Director, Floreat Aviation Capital
Phil Griffiths joined Floreat Aviation Capital, the specialist aircraft leasing investment arm of Floreat, as Managing Director in January 2020. He brings extensive experience in the aviation sector, having closed over $10bn in aircraft finance and leasing transactions since 2003. He joins from DAE Capital, where he headed the company’s corporate finance and capital markets team. Prior to this he held various senior roles at AWAS, PK AirFinance, Rolls-Royce Capital and Airbus.
Chief Economist, Ascend by CIRIUM
Peter is a veteran of almost 30 years in the air transport industry. His expertise spans strategic and economic studies, industry forecasts and a range of traffic, capacity, revenue and cost analyses. Before joining Flight Ascend Consultancy in 2003, Peter was Chief Econ Information & Research (AIR) department into a leading global commercial supplier of air transport information and research. Peter is a regular media commentator on the aviation industry and the impact of new market developments. He holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Energy Econoomist and Director, Research Consultancy for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), where he developed IATA’s Aviationmics.
President, IBA Group
Phil is Company President of IBA, having originally joined in 1997 to head the technical management department. He is an aviation specialist giving valuable insight into all aspects of aviation consulting. He is a regular contributor at aviation conferences as a prominent industry authority, and has advised in a number of high profile M&A projects for clients including Goldman Sachs and Terra Firma, and as an expert witness to the High Court. His career began with British Airways as an Air Transport Engineer and he subsequently held positions in several airlines before qualifying as a Senior Appraiser in 2002. In 2018, Phil was bestowed the title of Appraiser Fellow by the ISTAT Appraisers’ International Board of Governors. The designation recognises Phil’s outstanding service to the appraisal profession for over twenty years as an ISTAT appraiser, six of which as the elected Chair.
Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings
Philip A. Baggaley is a managing director in Corporate Ratings for S&P. He is Sector Lead for U.S. transportation, autos, and defense; and coordinator for the global transportation industry team. Philip has addressed numerous industry conferences on airlines and railroads, and has testified before the aviation subcommittees of the Senate and House of Representatives. He joined the company in 1985 as a transportation bond analyst, took over direction of the transportation team in 1990, and had management responsibility for aerospace and defense ratings from 1993 to 2014, before assuming his current role. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, Philip was a commercial banking officer with The First National Bank of Chicago and a lecturer in the Yale University History Department. He holds a B.A. in history and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Philip reports to Jesse Juliano, Senior Director in Corporate Ratings.
Managing Director, bkassociates
Pooja Gardemal currently serves as Managing Director at BK Associates. BK Associates specializes in aircraft valuation, intangible asset valuation, route and fleet planning, financial modeling and business valuation. Pooja is an accomplished valuation professional with over a decade of wide-ranging experience.
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Radha heads the Transportation Structured Finance Group within Investment Banking. She is responsible for sourcing, structuring and marketing public and private asset backed debt financings and structured asset sales for transportation companies. Radha joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 as an associate and was named managing director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Radha spent two years as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC and also worked at the Center for American Progress, a public policy think tank. Radha earned a BA, cum laude, in Economics from Wellesley College in 2002 and an MBA with a concentration in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2007.
Managing Director, BNP Paribas
Ricardo Toro is a Managing Director and Head of Esoteric Origination for the Americas, focused on working with issuer clients on structured products and risk management. Ricardo joined BNP Paribas in 2011 from Barclays where he was a senior member of the Solutions business in North America, working with financial institutions and real money accounts on credit structured product.Prior to this role, Ricardo worked in Credit Structuring at both Lehman and JPMorgan.
Ricardo began his career in interest rate derivative marketing at JPMorgan.Ricardo holds a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton Business School.
Managing Director, BNP Paribas
Richard Murphy is a Managing Director in BNP Paribas’ US Debt Capital Markets business. Richard focuses on unsecured, term ABS and conduit financing in the captive finance and transportation sectors.
Prior to moving to New York in 2002, Richard spent two years at BNP Paribas in London having started his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Richard received his undergraduate degree from Exeter University, England.
Head of Consultancy, Ascend by Cirium
Rob has more than twenty five years industry experience as a commercial aviation analyst. Prior to joining Cirium in January 2012, Rob was Vice President, Marketing & Analysis at BAE Systems Asset Management in Hatfield where he was responsible for market and strategy analysis in support of the regional aircraft lessor’s business winning process. Rob has also worked in the aerospace team at the UK Government’s Department of Trade and Industry where he managed all aspects of market analysis and forecasting in support of the UK’s investment in a wide range of commercial aircraft and aero-engine programmes. He began his aviation career in 1990 as a Marketing Executive at British Aerospace (Regional Aircraft).
President, Carlyle Aviation Partners
Robert Korn is Co-Founder and President of Carlyle Aviation Partners (formerly Apollo Aviation Group), which is now wholly owned by The Carlyle Group and operating within the firm’s Global Credit platform . Robert has over 27 years of experience in the aviation industry with a background that includes a position at Pegasus Aviation, where he was Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Pegasus, he was Director of Sales and Marketing at BF Goodrich (formerly Rohr, Inc.) responsible for worldwide marketing and sales for its Super 27 Program along with corporate treasury and cash management positions. Robert holds a MBA from the University of San Diego and a BA in Economics from UCLA.
Rodrigo Silva e Souza
VP Marketing, Embraer Commercial Aviation
Rodrigo is the Head of Marketing and Strategy at Embraer Commercial Aviation, responsible for market forecast, strategic planning, new product development and sales engineering.
Rodrigo has been working at Embraer for 23 years. He started as product development engineer in the ERJ145 program. Later moved to Market Intelligence department where he performed several different roles. As Director of Product Strategy he led product positioning and marketing activities during the early development stages of the E-Jets and E-Jets E2.
VP Marketing – Products and Services, Civil Aerospace, Rolls Royce
Rom has over 16 years’ experience in the commercial aviation industry and is currently Vice President Marketing for Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, based in Derby. He oversees the team responsible for products & services marketing and sales campaign support activities. Rom is also leading the interactions between the ISTAT Appraisers community and Rolls-Royce.
Since joining Rolls-Royce in 2004, he has held several positions including technical support, engine maintenance, service delivery, business planning and contract management.
Griffin Global Asset Management
Ryan McKenna founded Griffin Global Asset Management (Griffin) in January 2020, which sealed a long-term strategic partnership with Bain Capital Credit to create an aviation leasing and asset management platform. . Prior to venturing out with Griffin, Ryan was Head of Strategic Planning at Air Lease Corporation (ALC) where he and the team were honoured with Overall Deal of the Year Awards for their innovative structured finance transactions, including the inaugural Blackbird and Thunderbolt asset backed securitisations (ABS) and the Thunderbolt II tradeable equity shares. Like many in the industry, Ryan learned to a fly single engine aircraft at an early age but rather than enter the aviation world immediately after college, he focused on strategy and finance at The Walt Disney Company, before joining ALC in 2011.
Seah Beng Kiat
Managing Director – Structured Finance and Portfolio Trading, CALC
Beng Kiat is Senior Vice President, Trading & Portfolio Management. Prior to his current role, Beng Kiat was in Structured Finance team responsible for aircraft Purchase & Lease Back (PLB) for the Asia Pacific region.Prior to GECAS, Beng Kiat had worked in ANZ Investment Bank, arranging ~$1B asset backed financing for Qantas and Singapore Airlines Group. Beng Kiat has over 12 years of experience in various Structured Finance, Treasury, Project Management roles in Singapore Airlines and Port of Singapore Authority.
Beng Kiat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Bradford and M.Sc. in Transportation Systems and Management from National University of Singapore.
Director, KPMG Sustainable Futures
Shane leads the ESG & Sustainability service line of KPMG Sustainable Futures. He has 20+ years’ experience of the global construction materials market having joined KPMG from CRH plc, where he was their Group Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager.He is the current chair of CDP Ireland Network, a committee of sustainability professionals from across Irish industry and semi-state organisations. Shane also participated in a World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Construction Forum for the development of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines for the construction sector across it entire value chain.In addition to his ESG experience, Shane has knowledge of capital markets having been part of the Investor Relations group function, as well as operational experience through numerous management roles at CRH plc subsidiary companies in Ireland.
Partner, K&L Gates
Sidanth Rajagopal is a partner in the London finance team and is a practice group coordinator of the global banking and asset finance group. He is part of the aviation finance team operating out of London and Dubai. As an aviation finance lawyer, he is recognised as having experience in a broad range of complex cross-border aviation finance matters. Sidanth provides key commercial and technical advice throughout the deal cycle. Although experienced across various geographies, Sidanth is best known as a prominent aviation finance lawyer in South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Correspondingly, Sidanth global clientele include emerging and established airlines, leasing companies, private equity investors, and asset financing banks.
Director – Aviation Research, MUFG
Simon Finn is a Director of Research at MUFG Bank Ltd. He is a business analyst working in MUFG’s Global Aviation Finance Office. His activities are specialised within the Aviation Research business unit at the bank. The unit is responsible for the bank’s analysis of aviation assets, markets and values. Simon has been with MUFG Bank since November, 2019.
Simon has previously worked at (i) DVB Bank SE in aviation research; (ii) at Airbus in marketing; (iii) at IBA Group Ltd as Head of Valuations and; (iv) at Virgin Atlantic Airways. He has also worked at two aircraft component supply companies in West Sussex.Simon is an aircraft appraiser, holding the ISTAT Appraiser accreditation. He has spoken at many industry conferences over the years and from time-to-time, his articles have been published in the aviation industry press.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Wings Capital Partners
Mr. R Stephen Hannahs and Two Sigma Investments formed Wings Capital Partners in October 2013. Mr. Hannahs is the co-founder of Aviation Capital Group and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director until December 31, 2012. From 1982 to 1989, he served as an Executive Vice President of Integrated Resources Inc. and President of Integrated Resources Aircraft Corporation. He served as the President of Electra Aviation Inc. from 1982-1989. Mr. Hannahs is a former officer in the United States Air Force and holds B.A. and M.B.A in Finance degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Steven T. Gaal
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, SkyWorks Holdings
Steve is the Managing Partner of SkyWorks with over 20 years of professional experience. He holds overall responsibility for day-to-day management of SkyWorks, as well as responsibility for corporate strategy and intellectual capital development. He also performs transaction execution in the firm's investment banking and management consulting practices. Prior to co-founding SkyWorks, Steve was a co-founder of The Seabury Group, where he structured financing for severeal billion dollars of aircraft. Prior to that, he was employed ny Fieldstone Private Capital group. Before that he was an analyst at The transportation Group.
Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation
Steven F. Udvar-Házy serves as Executive Chairman of the Board at Air Lease Corporation. Udvar-Hazy launched Air Lease Corporation in February 2010 and brings more than 40 years of aviation industry experience to the company. In 1973, he co-founded the aircraft leasing business that became International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). Udvar-Házy led ILFC as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until his departure in 2010. Udvar-Házy is a director of SkyWest, Inc. and currently serves as that board's lead independent director. He is an FAA Airline Transport Pilot with type ratings on multiple jet aircraft and has over 35 years of experience flying jet aircraft. Udvar-Házy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees. Mr. Udvar-Házy has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wings Club Distinguished Achievement Award, The Howard Hughes Memorial Award from the Aero Club of Southern California, The Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the Aero Club of Washington, The Living Legends of Aviation Award, the ISTAT Award, the Air Force Vandenberg Award, Officier de la Légion d'Honneur awarded by the Republic of France, and most recently the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary.
Senior Vice President, Aviation Capital Group
At Aviation Capital Group (ACG) Steve is the senior vice president in charge of OEM relations and market development and a member of ACG’s senior leadership team. He is tasked with managing ACG’s relationships with all major aircraft and engine manufacturers as well as the evaluation, selection and purchasing of modern aircraft for ACG’s growing portfolio. Steve also oversees ACG’s engineering and new aircraft management departments, which includes setting the strategic direction for all new aircraft deliveries, new aircraft configuration projects and used aircraft reconfiguration engineering.
Prior to this role, Steve worked in ACG’s marketing department where he originated and managed lease transactions with airline customers located in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.
Serving on the Council of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, Steve is an ambassador for international policy research, teaching and outreach at the University. He also provides strategic advice to strengthen the Institute’s mission to teach, train and influence international policy.
Steve is a licensed pilot by the FAA and is type-rated on the Boeing 737.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Chief Revenue Officer, IBA
Dr Stuart Hatcher joined IBA in 2005 and as Chief Revenue Officer oversees all company activity. Previously as Chief Intelligence Officer, Stuart was responsible for IBA’s valuations, modelling and intelligence activity – analysing the market and trade information, to refine IBA’s valuations and opinions on market trends and their effect on the industry.
He has also been responsible for developing IBA.iQ, the online analysis platform offering market intelligence for aircraft operators and the global aviation leasing and finance community.Stuart holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry, as well as being a Senior ISTAT Certified Appraiser.
VP & Managing Director, ICF
Stuart Rubin leads ICFs Aircraft Practice and joined ICF in 2013 as a Principal. He specializes in asset valuation, aircraft market research, asset management, and lease analysis. Rubin has extensive experience in valuing tangible assets and performing market analysis and financial modeling, and he works closely with clients to provide asset valuations (aircraft, engines, and parts), due diligence/transaction support and related market and financial analysis, aircraft program management, aircraft remarketing, and sourcing.
Prior to joining ICF, Rubin spent nearly 15 years at Aviation Specialists Group where he provided aircraft valuations, analyzed aircraft leases and their impact on residual values, modeled maintenance cash flows, and conducted aircraft physical inspections.Rubin has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University and is an ISTAT Certified Senior Appraiser.
CEO, Inception Aviation Holdings
Tasos Michael is well known in the aviation community and specialises in aircraft leasing and finance but with a broad view of aircraft and airline operations, including investment, finance, joint ventures and maintenance. Tasos was a previously a Senior External Adviser with Mckinsey, which he joined in 2016.
Managing Director, Carlyle Aviation Partners
Edward “Ted” O’Byrne joined Carlyle Aviation Partners as Managing Director and Co-Head of Aviation in 2019 after 11 years with AerCap, where he most recently served as Chief Investment Officer in charge of portfolio management, aircraft trading and OEM relations. During his tenure, he participated in some of the largest transactions in the industry, including the acquisition of ILFC from AIG in 2014. Prior to joining AerCap, Ted held several commercial functions at Airbus.
CEO, Aviation Capital Group
Tom Baker was named Chief Executive Officer and President of Aviation Capital Group in November 2020, succeeding Khanh T. Tran, who has retired from ACG. Tom previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of ACG, with responsibility for ACG’s Sales and Marketing, Trading, Technical and Aircraft Financing Solutions teams, with a focus on developing new growth opportunities for the business. He will continue to lead these functions for the immediate future. Tom joined ACG in June 2016 as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Analytics, and his primary responsibilities included corporate strategy; financial planning and analysis; and investor relations. Prior to joining ACG, Tom worked for Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division covering clients in the Aviation & Transportation sectors.
President, Boeing Capital Corporation
Tim Myers is president of Boeing Capital Corporation, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary that arranges, structures and provides financing for The Boeing Company’s commercial airplane, space and defense products. He was appointed president in February 2015.Prior to his appointment, Myers served as vice president and general manager of Aircraft Financial Services at Boeing Capital from December 2009. Previously he served as the AFS vice president and senior managing director of structured finance, a position he held since joining Boeing in 2005.
Prior to Boeing, Myers worked for 12 years at Bombardier Inc., where he served in a number of senior positions including vice president and general manager of structured finance and chief risk officer. Before Bombardier, Myers spent 12 years at McDonnell Douglas Corp.
Myers has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance as well as a master’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from California State University at Fullerton.
President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance Corporation
Tom Barrett became President and CEO of Engine Lease Finance in January 2019. Tom joined the company in 1990 within months of its incorporation and has been involved in all aspects of the business since it developed into the world’s leading aero-engine leasing company unaffiliated to any engine manufacturer.Tom spent 5 years with KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before he joined ELFC in 1990 and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin.
Particular highlights over the period have been the creation and successful implementation of various syndication’s and joint ventures aswell as ELFC’s 2014 acquisition by MUL.
Senior Portfolio Manager, Muzinich & Co.
Treasurer, JetBlue Airways
Ursula Hurley is Vice President Treasurer for JetBlue and manages the company’s $9 billion balance sheet, comprising: corporate and aircraft finance; cash management and investments; fleet management; fuel purchasing & hedging.In addition to treasury, Ursula is also accountable for the airline’s Fleet Strategy & Programs and Strategic Sourcing.Throughout her almost 15-year career in the airline industry, she has also held various roles in financial reporting, financial planning & analysis and investor relations.Ursula holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Fairfield University and an MBA from Columbia University. She is President of the JetBlue Foundation, a member of the Association for Finance Professionals and Corporate Treasurers Counsel.
Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co
Vahan Callan is a Managing Director and Head of Aviation Finance at DelMorgan & Co. Mr. Callan has more than 13 years of experience in aviation finance and other structured and corporate finance.
Prior to joining DelMorgan, Callan was Director of Credit for AerCap (previously ILFC). At AerCap/ILFC, Callan oversaw customer credit risk assessment, due diligence, transaction structuring and receivables management for a portfolio of more than 1,300 aircraft leased to more than 200 airlines in all regions of the world. Callan played an integral role in developing ILFC/AerCap’s proprietary customer credit assessment methodology.
From 2004-2013, Callan worked for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, specializing in asset-backed aircraft and transportation. There he originated more than $3.5 billion in aircraft (commercial, business jets, & turbo-props) and locomotive financings while serving as a loan officer from 2010-13. Callan graduated with a B.B.A. in Economics from Western Michigan University in 2003, which included a semester of study at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Callan received a graduate-level certificate in Economics of Emerging Markets from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. in 2006.
Vicente Alava Pons
Head of Origination for EMEA, MUFG
Editor, Airline Economics
Victoria Tozer-Pennington is the Editor of Airline Economics magazine, as well as director of parent company, Aviation News Ltd, the publishing and events company dedicated to the commercial aviation finance and leasing industry, which she co-founded in 2010. Victoria is a very experienced aviation and financial journalist.
Over the past two decades, she has covered markets from pharmaceuticals, to loan and bonds, to aviation, as well as working extensively on risk management, where she has edited many magazines and newswires, including The Risk Universe and Operational Risk & Regulation magazine. As well as Airline Economics, Aviation News Ltd also publishes MRO Global, several annual reports, including The Finance & Leasing Guide, The Aviation Law Guide, and The Aero Engine Guide, as well as the relatively new Aviation Life magazine, a consumer publication that covers future technology – from vertical take-off air taxis and electric cars – to commercial space developments, adventurous travel, food and traveller health, all from the unique perspective of the aviation industry professional. Under the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers brand, Aviation News organises several international conferences serving the aviation finance and leasing industry. Since 2013, Airline Economics has launched Growth Frontiers conferences around the world, with very large conferences in Dublin, Seoul, London, Dubai, Tel Aviv, New York & Hong Kong.
Aviation Policy Policy Officer - Seconded National Expert
Managing Director, Mizuho Securities USA
Vinodh is a Managing Director and Co-head of the Structured Credit Group responsible for all structured solutions for third party corporates. The team works on arranging all forms of structured capital ranging from securitizations, EETCs, project bonds to mezzanine and equity tranches, encompassing a wide variety asset classes including aviation.
Prior to Mizuho, Vinodh has worked at BNP Paribas, Wachovia Securities and Deutsche Bank for 15+ years on a variety of asset classes ranging from small ticket equipment and transportation to intellectual property and sports. Vinodh has worked in solution groups as well as corporate finance groups and was heavily involved in various M&A situations.
William A. Franke
Founder and Managing Partner of Indigo Partners
William A. Franke is the managing partner of Indigo Partners and Newbridge Latin America, private equity funds focused on worldwide investments in air transportation and Latin America, respectively. A longtime resident of Arizona, he has offices in Phoenix, Singapore and Buenos Aires.Franke was born in Texas and raised in Latin America and has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University.During Franke’s business career, he was the chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 forest products company, Southwest Forest Industries, Inc. (now Smurfit-Stone Container); chairman of the executive committee of a large regional bank, Valley National Bank (now Chase Bank); and chairman of the Circle K Corp., a large U.S. convenience store company, which he restructured through bankruptcy.
From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Franke was chief executive officer of America West Airlines, the eighth largest US airline, which he restructured and repositioned as a low-cost carrier (now U.S. Airways).
Franke served as the founding chairman of Airplanes Group, Ltd., a $5 billion aircraft finance vehicle created from the aircraft portfolio of GPA Group, the Irish aircraft leasing company, and supported by GE Capital Aviation Services. He was involved in the acquisition of GPA (then renamed AerFi Group) by Texas Pacific Group and served on AerFi’s board of directors until it was divested in 2000 to Debis Airfinance.
As part of an investment group, Franke was an early investor in Ryanair and was an investor and director of the airline catering company, Gate Gourmet, of Beringer Wine Estates, and of ON Semiconductor. He is currently a director of Alpargatas SAIC (Argentine shoe and textile manufacturer) and chairman of the board of Bristol Group SAIC (Argentine insurance company).
Franke is chairman of the boards of Tiger Airways (Singapore), Wizz Air Limited (Hungary) and Spirit Airlines (USA) and is commissioner of Mandala Airlines (Indonesia), all Indigo investments.
Managing Director, ATOZ Aviation Finance
Yves Germeaux joined ATOZ Group as Head of Aviation Finance in March 2018, where he heads up a team of aviation finance professionals, offering a wide range of services to the aviation world, including financing, fleet management, strategy as well as risk management solutions.Prior to joining ATOZ, Yves has held vice president corporate finance and chief financial officer positions at Cargolux and Luxaviation, respectively. He has a track record of successfully financing major aviation projects and of placing and managing large fleet orders. During his 22 years of holding strategic financing positions at global corporations, Yves also was director of corporate finance at Luxembourg based steel group Arbed (now Arcelor Mittal).
His education includes a Master of Science in Banking and Finance from HEC Lausanne in partnership with the Anderson Business School at the University of California Los Angeles, a Master Degree in Law from Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and a Master of Science in Economic Sciences from HEC Lausanne.
Zachary Cronin is an associate in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Transportation and Space Group
Vice President Marketing, ATR
Zuzana Hrnkova has 25 years’ experience in aviation business. In 2015 she was appointed Vice President Marketing at ATR. She leads the team responsible for market strategy, airline marketing and product development and continues to extent her aircraft and market experience into the regional segment.
Previously Zuzana worked at Airbus and her last assignment was Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing, where she led the Aircraft Interiors Marketing team, covering all current and future Airbus cabins. Zuzana graduated as an engineer and private pilot in 1991 from the Air Transport University of Zilina, Slovakia and from the French School of Civil Aviation (ENAC), Toulouse in 1994.
Partner, Split Rock Aviation
John is an experienced aviation, aerospace and airline executive. John had a 30 year career with Boeing in a variety of assignments (Market Forecasting — Economist, Sales Director, Finance Director on MD-80, Airplane Program Management, Vice President of Americas Sales, VP Marketing 787 and VP Sales for Global Leasing. John joined ACG in 2008 as the Senior Vice President of Business Development.
John was responsible for fleet planning, New airplane as well as engine equipment orders with the manufacturers and joint venture acquisition. In 2018, John joined L3 technologies to support commercial business development by calling on airlines and suppliers. Upon the merger of L3 and Harris Corporation, John elected to pursue other interests.
CFO, Ryanair Financial Services
John Tuite was appointed as Head of Finance of Ryanair with effect from 30 September 2015. John joined Ryanair having previously been Head of Finance at Bank of Ireland Corporation rationrate. He has spent the past 21 years working for the Bank of Ireland Group holding a range of senior roles
Treasurer, VP - Fleet & Corporate Finance, Allegiant Travel Company
Chief Financial Officer, Spirit Airlines
Scott M. Haralson was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on October 16, 2018. Haralson has over 18 years of airline experience and previously served as Spirit’s Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Real Estate. Haralson serves as a key member of the senior leadership team and oversee Treasury, Investor Relations, Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Corporate Real Estate.
Haralson joined Spirit in 2012 as its Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis. He began his professional career in corporate banking working primarily on structured finance deals. Haralson began his airline career at America West Airlines (and what would become US Airways) where he served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. He has also held financial management positions with Frontier Airlines, Swift Aviation, and Dish Network.
Chief Financial Officer, Azul
Alexandre Wagner Malfitani occupies the position of Chief Financial Officer at Azul SA. He previously held the position of Managing Director-Treasury at United Airlines. Malfitani received an undergraduate degree from the University of Sao Paulo and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management