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Airline Economics, the flagship publication dedicated to the commercial aviation finance and leasing industry owned by Aviation News Ltd, has announced the Airline Economics 40 under 40 Class of 2022 along with the leading Aviation Industry Mentors for 2022.

After the past two years of a global pandemic and the recent increase in geopolitical tension, the next generation of industry leaders now have first-hand, real world experience of the most significant aviation downturn in living memory. With the coming challenges of high interest rates, inflation and the move to a more sustainable industry, the class of 2022 are as confident as they may ever be in facing the next set of challenges thanks to the past two years of trial-by-fire.

The Airline Economics 40 under 40 Class of 2022 has been compiled from another record amount of nominations and an unprecedented amount of endorsements, many from senior members of the wide aviation community. All 40 members of the final list received 485 endorsements in total, with the majority of those from clients.

“Our sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate and endorse entries to this year’s 40 under 40,” says Victoria Tozer-Pennington, editor and co-founder of Airline Economics. “Our congratulations to all of the talented individuals who were nominated. The impressive and substantial achievements by all the individuals on our short list this year is testament to the breadth of young talent in the aviation community.”

Although the 40 under 40 group is not ranked, Airline Economics does present its Future Leader award to the individual with the most – and most impressive – nominations from clients and senior industry figures. This year’s recipient is Andrew Carswell, General Counsel at volofin Capital Management.  The Highly Commended designation has also been awarded to certain individuals to recognise the calibre and sheer quantity of their supporting nominations. These are: Laura Cunningham, Partner at Arthur Cox; Todd Power, SVP Commercial – The Americas at Aero Capital Solutions; and Saahas Shuddh Rauniyar, Finance Director at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance.

Once again all 40 under 40 members were given the opportunity to nominate an individual or individuals that have acted as a mentor or an inspiration during their career in the aviation industry, from which we have compiled the third Airline Economics Aviation Industry Mentors group for 2022.

Congratulations to the Airline Economics 40 under 40 Class of 2022. The Airline Economics team looks forward to celebrating with you at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers London conference on September 13, 2022.

Airline Economics 40 under 40 2022

Viktor

Berta

Head of Aviation Finance Advisory

ACC Aviation

Paolo

Bettencourt

 Vice President, Marketing & Sales

World Star Aviation

Andrew

Carswell

General Counsel

Volofin Capital Management

Cian

Coakley

Director, Commercial

ORIX Aviation

Laura

Cunningham

Partner

Arthur Cox

Benoist

de Vimal

Regional Head for the Aviation Group, EMEA

MUFG (Americas)

Nathan

Dickstein

Managing Director, Head of Aerospace Opportunities Fund

AE Industrial Partners

Jonathan

Dufeu

Global Balthazar Finance leader; Co-head of Political Risks

& Structured Credit

Marsh SAS

Jeff

Edwards

Director, Sales – Global Leasing

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Rob

Flavell

Director Aircraft Financing

Norwegian Group

Thomas

Frey

Senior Director

Sun Country Airlines

Sarah

Gaudin

Director, Head of Lessors and Portfolio Financing

Societe Generale

Sabrina

Glimcher

Deputy General Counsel

Global Jet Capital

Adam

Guthorn

Managing Director

Alton Aviation Consultancy

Richard

Hakes

Global Chair of Transportation

Reed Smith

Susie

Hayes

Director Aviation Finance

Standard Chartered

Niels

Jensen

Partner and co-head of Aviation

Vinson & Elkins

Ruth

Kavanagh

Head of Corporate Planning and Investment

ORIX Aviation

Youngha

Kim

Executive Director, Global Head of ECA Aviation

JPMorgan

Eimear

Konkoly

Vice President

Griffin Global Asset Management

Rafael

Kuhn

MD, Head of Aviation Capital

Deutsche Bank

Adeline

Lim

SVP, CEO Office

BOC Aviation

John

Logan

Senior Vice President of Finance

Carlyle Aviation Partners

Tom

Maddison

Senior Associate

Smith, Gambrell Russell

Killian

McSharry

Partner, Asset & Aviation Finance Group

Walkers

Clemens

Metz

Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Treasury

American Airlines

David

Moreno

Chief Operating Officer

FTAI Aviation

Thomas

Mueller

Vice President Sales (Europe)

BeauTech Power Systems

Ross

Nicholas

VP Trading

CDB Aviation

Jaime

Nieto

Head of Global Sales & OEM Relations

Rolls-Royce Partners Finance

Fiona

O’Grady

Director, Aviation Finance EMEA

Standard Chartered

Joe

O’Mara

Head of Aviation Finance

KPMG Ireland

Camille

Pousseur

Marketing Director

Stratos

Todd

Power

SVP Commercial – The Americas

Aero Capital Solutions

Saahas Shuddh

Rauniyar

Finance Director

Rolls-Royce Partners Finance

Alain

Rousseau

Head of Aviation Finance, EMEA

Natixis

Jessica

Sew

Manager, Fleet Transactions – Technical

Air Canada

Asad

Shaikh

Vice President, Fleet Planning

Allegiant Airlines

Francois

Soldan

Director, Aviation

Doric Partners

Daniel

Verwholt

SVP and Treasurer

Air Lease Corporation

Airline Economics Aviation Industry Mentors 2022

Joseph

Adams

Chair & CEO

Fortress

Yann

Ballet

Senior Advisor

Blueberry Aviation

Lee

Beaumont

CEO & Founder

BeauTech

Jude

Bricker

Chief Executive Officer

Sun Country Airlines

Jean

Chedeville

Global Head of Aviation Finance

Natixis

Caroline

Cowie

Executive Advisor – Legal

Meta Aerospace

Gary

Fitzgerald

Chief Executive Officer

Stratos

Lauren

Floquet

Head of EMEA Aviation Finance

Societe Generale

Cameron

Gee

Partner

Vedder Price

Sylvain

Gloux

Senior Director Origination, Aviation Finance

NordLB

Ursula

Hurley

Chief Financial Officer

JetBlue

Bobby

Jannagan

Managing Director

Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

Stefanie

Jung

SVP Leasing & Trading

BeauTech

Thierry

Justice

Head of Insurance Risk Management

Airbus

Patrick

Kaufer

Managing Director, Global Head of Aviation

Deutsche Bank

Marie-Louise

Kelly

Chief Financial Officer

ORIX Aviation

David

Kelmanson

Chief Executive Officer

Larus Aviation

Tobias

Konrad

Chief Operating Officer

BeauTech

Robert

Korn

Co-founding Principal

Carlyle Aviation Partners

Mike

Littleton

Head of Aircraft Trading

SMBC Aviation Capital

Robert

Martin

Chief Executive Officer

BOC Aviation

Kevin

McAllister

Senior Operating Partner & Co-Head of AEI Portfolio Optimization Group

AE Industrial Partners

Will

McCallum

Managing Director and Head of Marketing, EMEA

Standard Chartered Bank

Ryan

McKenna

Chief Executive Officer

Griffin Global Asset Management

Brad

McMullen

SVP, Commercial Sales & Marketing, North America

Boeing

John

Meakin

Managing Director, Global Head of Export & Agency Finance

JPMorgan

James

Meyler

Chief Executive Officer

ORIX Aviation

Meghan

Montana

VP Treasurer

American Airlines

John

Mowry

Managing Director

Alton Aviation Consultancy

Peter

Moylan

Managing Director and Head of Trading

Standard Chartered Bank

Michael

Mullen

President

StratosAer

Rob

Murphy

Co-Chair of Aviation Group

Arthur Cox

Robert

Neal

Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Treasurer

Allegiant Travel Company

Pat

O’Brien

Consultant

 

Paul

O’Dwyer

Chief Commercial Officer

ORIX Aviation

Sibylle

Paehler

MD and Shareholder

Doric

Wesley

Parfitt

Senior Director Aircraft Transactions-Technical

Air Canada

Christopher

Paul

Chief Legal Officer

Global Jet Capital

John

Plueger

Chief Executive Officer

Air Lease Corporation

Jonathan

Sheehan

Managing Partner and Head of Tax

Walkers

Yann

Sonnallier

Global Head of Aviation Finance

Societe Generale

Lucien

Tomasini

former Global Head of Aviation Finance

Societe Generale

Steven

Townend

Chief Financial Officer

BOC Aviation

Mark

Turnbull

Partner

Smith, Gambrell and Russell

Steven

Udvar-Hazy

Executive Chairman of the Board

Air Lease Corporation

Greg

Willis

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

Air Lease Corporation

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