Aviation Capital Group Announces Officer Promotions

Aviation Capital Group promoted Carter White to executive vice president; Marwan Amr to senior vice president, counsel and assistant secretary; Mark Lang to senior vice president of FP&A and pricing, Cory Brewer to assistant vice president of aircraft trading; Steven Nishikawa to assistant vice president of accounting and reporting; and Helen Zhu to assistant vice president and attorney. All promotions will take effect on April 1.

White will continue to serve as chief revenue officer in addition to his new role as executive vice president. White joined Aviation Capital Group in 2016 as head of aircraft trading. In 2021, White was promoted to chief revenue officer and assumed additional responsibilities overseeing the marketing and AFS functions. As chief revenue officer, Carter has helped design and implement a comprehensive commercial strategy for Aviation Capital Group, driven by an integration of its marketing, trading and aircraft financing solutions capabilities.

Amr joined Aviation Capital Group in 2017 and serves as the managerial lead for leasing and trading transactions within Aviation Capital Group Legal. Amr is an advisor to the company’s senior management team on both operational and strategic matters and has been instrumental in guiding Aviation Capital Group through various restructurings, deferrals and bankruptcies during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lang joined Aviation Capital Group in 2016 as vice president of financial planning and analysis. In this role, Lang worked with corporate and commercial functions to develop Aviation Capital Group’s long-term financial plans, provide earnings guidance to the company and support M&A activities. Lang played a pivotal role in Tokyo Century’s acquisition of Aviation Capital Group in 2019, both in terms of financial planning and as the interim IT lead for the company. In 2020, Lang added the pricing and analytics team to his responsibilities.

Brewer joined Aviation Capital Group in September 2018 as a senior financial analyst within the pricing and analytics team. In 2021, Brewer transferred to the commercial side of the business and was promoted to director of aircraft trading. As he continues his progression, Brewer is now focusing predominately on mid-life asset sales.

Nishikawa joined Aviation Capital Group in November 2020 as a director of accounting and reporting. In this role he led the day-to-day management of the accounting function and supported the reporting function. With this recent promotion, Nishikawa will be responsible for direct oversight of all financial reporting and accounting matters, including quarterly audits and reviews, quarterly accounting closings, the preparation of offering memorandums and work with other departments on operational transactions.

Zhu joined Aviation Capital Group in 2018 and manages a variety of leasing and trading transactions for the company. In her expanded role, and in addition to continuing her responsibilities for leasing and trading matters, Zhu will serve as the primary legal advisor to the new aircraft management team group and as the functional lead within Aviation Capital Group Legal for the negotiation and management of OEM-related transactions.

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