SMBC Aero Engine Lease (SAEL) has announced that Roger Welaratne will succeed Akinori Kojima as Managing Director & CEO as of 1 April 2021. Welaratne has 25 years of experience in aircraft engine leasing in leadership roles and he joined SAEL in February 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer after his 14 years responsibility in GECAS Engines as SVP Commercial. Kojima has received a new assignment in Sumitomo Corporation Tokyo. “I have been enjoying working with many customers, industrial friends and professional colleagues for the last four years based in Amsterdam.  I am so proud of SAEL being one of leading engine

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