CALS appoints Peter Huijbers as new CEO

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 14, 2017 12:51

CALS appoints Peter Huijbers as new CEO

China International Aviation Leasing Service (CALS), the new state-backed aircraft lessor, has appointed Peter Huijbers as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Further representatives from CALS Executive team are Chairman-Mr. Jiedong Min, executive officer Mr. Li and General Manager and Chief Economist Dr. Wang.

Huijbers will be based in the CALS headquarters in Shanghai and was most recently the Head of Marketing at Hong Kong Aviation Capital. He has commenced his appointment with CALS on 9 January 2017.

Huijbers has over 30 years aviation industry experience, and prior to HKAC has been employed in senior commercial positions at BMW Rolls-Royce, Lufthansa Technik as well as being Managing Director at Nordcapital Aviation. Huijbers’ experience covers the full spectrum of technical, commercial and capital markets and he has dealt extensively with the senior management of airlines, lessors, banks, aircraft investors and closed-end funds globally.

Mr. Min Jiedong, Chairman of CALS said “It is such an honour to have Peter being a leader and member of the CALS team, and also I feel assured that Peter has great faith in the model of our company, including our global innovative internet platform to support PDP, as well as the operating lease strategy. It can be expected that with the professional expertise and international relations from Peter, CALS aviation business anticipates a successful development in the near future.”

Huijbers is since 2014 a board member and trustee of the Foundation of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation (ISTAT), since 2013 the chairman of its scholarship committee and has been a member of the ISTAT Board of Directors from 2005 – 2011. Furthermore, Huijbers is a board member of the charitable humanitarian relief organisation Airlink since 2015.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 14, 2017 12:51