Deng Succeeds Gao as BOC Aviation Asia Pacific/Middle East CCO

BOC Aviation has appointed “Lenny” Lei Deng its new chief commercial officer for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He succeeds “Chris” Jinyue Gao, who is retiring.

Gao joined BOC Aviation as a non-executive board director in December 2006 and joined the senior management team as chief commercial officer in December 2014.

Deng will be responsible for overseeing all revenue activities within the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions, along with airline leasing and sales within the region. He joined Bank of China in July 1998 and held various positions, including serving as the general manager of the Global Markets Department at the Shanghai Branch and as a director in the Investment Banking and Asset Management Department at the Head Office. Prior to joining the company, Deng was the assistant general manager of Bank of China, Singapore Branch.

“Our thanks go to Chris for his contributions to the company, and we wish him well in his retirement,” said Robert Martin, managing director and CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Lenny in his new role. His experience in global markets and banking, together with his extensive experience in China, will bring additional depth to the senior management team.”

BOC Aviation is a global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 509 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 92 airlines worldwide in 40 countries and regions as of September 30, 2019.

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