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▲ FY 2020 Financial Highlights
Avolon has received corporate/issuer credit ratings from four international credit rating agencies. Ratings are set out below
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GOVERNANCE AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PROVIDING EFFECTIVE OVERSIGHT & STEWARDSHIP OF OUR BUSINESS
Avolon has a strong, experienced Board comprising seven Directors: one independent Director, three Bohai nominees (including the Chairman), two ORIX nominees and one executive Director, Avolon's CEO.
Chris Jin Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Chris Jin has served as a director since January 2016. Mr. Jin has served as Chief Executive Officer of HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd. since November 2016. Mr. Jin served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bohai from May 2015 to May 2017 and as the Chairman of the Board of Tianjin Bohai from May 2015 to May 2017. From October 2012 to April 2015, Mr. Jin was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Seaco SRL, a sea container leasing company. From January 2011 to October 2012, Mr. Jin was the Chairman of the Board and President of HKIAL, an aircraft leasing company in Hong Kong. Before working with HKIAL, Mr. Jin worked in the Bank of China New York Branch in charge of credit and business development related matters. Prior to this, Mr. Jin worked with the Business Department, Credit Department and Corporate Department of Bank of China Headquarters in Beijing, China and at East- West Bank in California where he was in charge of its international business. Mr. Jin currently serves as Chairman of the Board of various Bohai entities.
Denis Nayden Vice Chairman of the Board
Denis Nayden has served as Vice Chairman of the Board since April 2016 and was previously the Chairman of the Board from May 2010 to January 2016. Mr. Nayden also currently holds the positions of Chairman of Varagon Capital, a $7B direct lending asset manager and Chairman, Investment Committee member and Operating Investor at Harkness Capital Partners. Mr. Nayden also serves on the Board of Directors of buildOn (a non-profit organization) and LiteSheet Solutions. Mr. Nayden was formerly an Advisory Managing Partner of Oak Hill Capital from January 2017 to December 2017 and a Managing Partner from 2003 through 2016. Prior to joining Oak Hill, Mr. Nayden served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at GE Capital. Mr. Nayden spent more than 25 years serving in various roles at GE Capital, including oversight of GE Capital Aviation Services. Mr. Nayden previously served as Chairman of the Boards of Duane Reade, Firth Rixson Limited, Omada International, Primus International and RSC Equipment Rental.
Kiyoshi Fushitani Non-Executive Director
Kiyoshi Fushitani has served as a director since November 2018. Mr. Fushitani is a member of the Board of Directors of ORIX Aviation. He also serves as Director and Corporate Executive Vice President of ORIX and is in charge of Head of Global Business Headquarters, Head of East Asia Business Headquarters and Head of Global Transportation Services Headquarters. Mr. Fushitani joined ORIX in 1975, and has held various roles within the ORIX Group, including Deputy President of ORIX USA Corporation, Director and Corporate Senior Vice President of ORIX Life Insurance Corporation, Deputy Head of Global Business Headquarters, President and Chairman of ORIX Investment Corporation up to the present post. Prior to joining ORIX, Mr. Fushitani spent two years working for The Sumitomo Bank. Mr. Fushitani holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Kobe University.
Dómhnal Slattery Chief Executive Officer
Dómhnal Slattery has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception in May 2010. Previously, Mr. Slattery served as the Managing Partner of Claret Capital Limited from 2006 through 2009. Mr. Slattery was the founding Chief Executive of RBS Aviation Capital from 2001 through 2004 and went on to become the Managing Director of the Structured Asset Finance business for the Royal Bank of Scotland plc. He continued to serve as a non-executive director of RBS AC until 2008. In 1994 Mr. Slattery established his own aircraft advisory and investment banking services company, International Aviation Management Group, which was acquired by RBS in 2001. Mr. Slattery began his aviation career in 1989 in marketing roles with Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) and GE Capital Aviation Services
Kei Kitagawa Non-Executive Director
Kei Kitagawa is a member of the Board of Directors of ORIX Aviation. He also serves as Executive Vice President, Deputy Head of Global Transportation Services Headquarters and Head of Aviation and Investment Group for ORIX Corporation, the sole shareholder of ORIX Aviation. Kei Kitagawa joined ORIX Corporation in April 1998 where he spent 8 years in vender leasing jointly with an American multinational computer technology company. He then moved into the Aviation and Investment Group in March 2006 in a core role pioneering the Japanese Operating Leasing arrangement for ORIX Corporation. Kei Kitagawa was appointed to the Head of Aviation and Investment Group in March 2015 and Deputy Head of Global Transportation Services Headquarters in January 2019. Kei Kitagawa also has responsibility for the Aviation and Investment Group’s business strategies and budgets.
Kei holds a Bachelor Degree in Law and a MBA in Finance from Chuo University, Tokyo.
Rachel Bai(Xiaoyu Bai) Non-Executive Director
Rachel Bai has served as Vice President and Risk Control Director of Bohai Leasing Co., Ltd. since December 2016 and Director of the Board of Tianjin Bohai since July 2018. Mrs. Bai served as Head of Finance Department of Bohai Leasing from October 2013 to December 2016, and Head of Finance Department of Tianjin Bohai from January 2013 to September 2015. From July 2009 to January 2013, Mrs. Bai worked in the Finance Department of Bohai Leasing and its subsidiaries. Mrs. Bai graduated from Nankai University with a master's degree in economics in July 2009. Mrs. Bai is the charterholder of CICPA and CFA.
Yi Shen Executive Director
Yi Shen is Managing Director, Business Development at Avolon. Prior to joining Avolon, Yi held the position of Chief Investment Officer at CWT International, a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Yi has held a variety of Chief Financial Officer positions across the HNA organisation, including CFO of HNA Innovation Finance Group, CFO of HNA Hospitality Group and CFO of Offshore Heavy Transport AS. Yi holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Sichuan University and a Masters of Aerospace Materials from the University of Cambridge.
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22 Dec 2021
AVOLON DELIVERS ONE AIRBUS A321neo TO AMERICAN AIRLINES
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