BOC Aviation Appoints Kent as Chief Commercial Officer

BOC Aviation appointed Paul Kent as chief commercial officer overseeing all revenue activities in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Kent will be based in London and will report directly to Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer.

Kent will oversee all revenue activities in Europe, Americas and Africa. He has over 24 years of aircraft finance and leasing experience, having started his career at Citibank, before becoming one of the leadership team that launched Doric as a new asset management platform in the aviation industry.

Kent subsequently co-led the set-up of Amedeo where, as a principal shareholder, he managed all commercial activities of the company including aircraft leasing and sales, capital raising and investments, and aircraft manufacturer relationships.

Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer, BOC Aviation, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to his new role from 1 June 2020, and as the newest member of our senior management team. Paul brings with him a wealth of experience from his previous roles in the global aircraft banking and leasing industry, as we continue to strengthen our core aircraft operating leasing capabilities.”

Kent will be taking over from Steven Townend, who will start in his new role as deputy managing director and chief financial officer on October 1, 2020. In the interim, Townend will support a smooth transition of his existing role to Kent.

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