CDB Aviation Lease Finance Adds CTO, Head of EMEA

CDB Aviation Lease Finance appointed Lucas Mollan as chief technical officer and Peter Goodman as head of EMEA. Leveraging their expertise and involvement across a variety of industries, the new executives will strengthen the CDB Aviation leadership team, drive the growth of the company’s global footprint, focus on bolstering its fleet and further advance its global market presence.

“With Lucas and Peter joining our rapidly growing international team, CDB Aviation is well positioned to accelerate momentum in executing on our strategy to innovate and benefit airline customers in all markets across the globe,” said Peter Chang, CDB Aviation president and CEO. “We have an exciting new vision to propel CDB Aviation into a formidable global aviation leasing platform, and the extraordinary talent of our executive team, combined with their track record in the aircraft leasing industry, is the right mix to make it happen.”

Mollan is expected to start with CDB Aviation at the end of May 2017. He has a background in aircraft leasing, MRO and airline operations. As a member of the original Avolon Aerospace Leasing leadership team, Mollan was instrumental in taking the lessor from start-up in 2010 to third largest lessor in the world in 2017. Prior to Avolon, he served as managing director of Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering and engineering director of Thomas Cook Airlines UK. Additionally, Mollan has served in various technical and engineering executive capacities at MyTravel Aircraft Engineering, MyTravel Airways, JMC Airlines, Flying Colours Airlines and Air 2000.

Goodman is also expected to start with CDB Aviation in May 2017. He has more than three decades of experience in the aircraft leasing and airline industries. Most recently, he held a number of senior executive positions in leasing, sales and marketing with BOC Aviation. During his aviation career, Goodman has also held senior roles in the marketing division, technical division and has held Board positions in various companies including ORIX, Pembroke, GECAS and Guinness Peat Aviation, where he has also managed marketing/sales and technical teams.

CDB Aviation Lease Finance is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, a 33-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank.

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