Open for nominations
Airline Economics 40 under 40 2022 

Do you have a perfect candidate to  be  recognised  as  an  Airline Economics 40 under 40 member in 2022?

Airline Economics has opened nominations for the 2022 40 under 40 group.

Nomination guidelines:

Send the name of the nominee, job title, a short biography, a high resolution photo  (300dpi), and your reasons why they should be considered for the Airline Economics 40 under 40 2022.

Please  include  details  of  the  person’s  achievements  that  make them worthy of being on the list. Be sure to include any specific deals the nominee has worked on over the course of their career but with emphasis on the past 12 months, and also note any particular career achievements  that  make  them  worthy of inclusion in the 40 under 40 list. Any information provided should be suitable for publication unless specifically and clearly indicated.

Please send your nominations to: The opening date for 40 under 40 2022 nominations is 3 May 2021, and the deadline for submissions is 3 June 2022. The list will be published in the June/July 2022 issue of Airline Economics magazine.

PR companies are welcome to submit nominations but they must also provide endorsements from industry executives. Self-nominations – i.e. individuals who put their own name forward for consideration – are not accepted.

Nominees who have appeared in previous lists are allowed to appear again but will based on the strength of their new nominations and achievements over the past year.

All nominees must be under 40 years of age 1 July 2022.

For the past three years we have given the Future Leader award to the person with the most impressive nominations based on their recent and past achievements, with special attention given to the most impressive comments supplied from clients.

Only candidates that have been shortlisted will be contacted. The decision of the Airline Economics’ team is final.

Airline Economics 40 under 40 2021
Riva Amar Portfolio & Investment Analysis World Star Aviation


MD, Americas and Leasing Customer Finance Boeing Capital Corporation
Andrew Broderick MD Indigo Partners
Gerard Browne VP Engine Trading GECAS
Matt Crawford EVP Capital Markets SKY Leasing
Kaiori Creed Airline Sales and Marketing, EMEA Goshawk
Niamh Danaher VP Marketing JSA
Benoist de Vimal Executive Director of Aviation Finance – Americas Natixis
Jeanette Delehanty Head of Transaction Management, Aviation Castlelake
Mark Ditto Partner Vedder Price
Jonathan Dufeu Global Balthazar Finance Leader & Deputy Head of Political Risks, Structured Credit & Surety Marsh SAS
Marie-Aude Gagnon Rousseau Senior Director, Fleet Transactions Air Canada
Ardy Ghanbar CFO Castlelake
Ahsan Gulabkhan Legal Director Virgin Atlantic Airways
Nick Harding Legal Director Clyde & Co
Marie Louise Heavey VP, Legal AerCap
Nicholas Hendy Director EMEA Aviation Citi
Ursula Hurley Acting CFO JetBlue
Ali Jahanshahi Vice President, Marketing Rolls-Royce Partners Finance
Stefanie Jung SVP Sales Europe Beautech Power Systems
Matvey Koloturskiy Deputy CEO- Director of Economics Ural Airlines
Manuela Krach Special Counsel K&L Gates
Nuno Leal Senior Advisor at World Star Aviation ex TAP
Michael Leonard Director, Aviation Banking Citi
Sylvia Li VP Aircraft Sales BOC Aviation
Gemma Loder Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Markets Jackson Square Aviation
Lisa Lyons Vice President Trading DAE Capital
Louise McNamee Legal Counsel Goshawk
Ciara Mitchell AVP Technical FPG Amentum
Meghan Montana Treasurer American Airlines
Michael Mooney CEO ACIA Leasing
Tetyana Orlova Director Aircraft Leasing and Trading Lufthansa Airlines
Ricardo Ramos Executive Vice President – Investments Aero Capital Solutions
Edward Rhind Associate Maples Group
Shairon Sexton VP Commercial GECAS
Daniel Verwholt Treasurer Air Lease Corporation
Praveen Vetrivel CFO LCI
Virginia Walker Vice President of Transaction Negotiation CDB Aviation
Andrea Wilson Vice President of Insurance BOC Aviation
Yan (Joey) Zhao Head of Commercial Bocomm Aviation Leasing Ireland



Airline Economics Mentors 2021
Bob Agnew Founder mba
Jason Barany Chief Executive Officer ACS
Lee Beaumont CEO and Founder BeauTech
Mary Bradford Former SVP, GECAS Legal GECAS
Evan Carruthers Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer Castlelake
Alexander Feuersänger VP & COO of Segment, Aircraft Maintenance Services Lufthansa Technik
Bill Franke Founder Indigo Partners
Emily Gallagher Head of Technical Transactions, EMEA Avolon
Cameron Gee Partner Vedder Price
John Govan Head of Leasing EMEA AerCap
Richard Hammond Global head of customer finance Boeing Capital Corp
Robin Hayes CEO JetBlue
Thomas Hollahan ex-Head of Aviation (retired) ex-Citi
Bobby Janagan Managing Director Rolls-Royce Partners Finance
Jaspal Jandu CEO LCI
Denise Mangan-Fahy Senior Vice President Portfolio & Rental Operations GECAS
Robert Martin Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer BOC Aviation
Kevin McDonald CEO Jackson Square Aviation
Daniel McGrath Head of EMEA, Marketing Jackson Square Aviation
Jonathon Meloy Partner, Co-head of Asset Finance, Cayman Islands Maples Group
Jennifer Moulton Global Head of Sales DAE
Munawar Noorani Co-Head of Global Aviation Citi
Kieran O’Brian Partner KPMG Ireland
Anthony Philp Finance Partner, Cayman Islands Maples Group
Luc Piché Vice President Fleet Transactions Air Canada
John Plueger CEO and President Air Lease Corporation
Neil Poland Partner Vedder Price
Gerry Power Head of Commercial Origination – Aviation Services Seraph Aviation Group
Catherine Quinlan Principal CQAI Consulting
Sidanth Rajagopal Partner K&L Gates
Stephanie Sanford Senior VP, Aircraft Trading ICBC International
Serge Sergiou Partner Dentons
Joseph Shanahan Co-Head of Global Aviation Citi
Sergey Skuratov CEO and Owner Ural Airlines
Garreth Slevin Partner World Star Aviation
Steven Udvar-Hazy Executive Chairman Air Lease Corporation
Trey Urbahn Founder, Executive Committee and Board Member Breeze Airways
Tom Weir retired Vice President, Treasurer American Airlines
Richard Wiley Executive Chairman SKY Leasing
John Willingham Chief Executive Officer Macquarie AirFinance
Greg Wills CFO Air Lease Corporation
Junxian Zhu Head of Credit Management Bank of Communications Group

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