By bringing the international aviation financing community to Africa to meet with leading African aviation executives we can facilitate positive changes to the African aviation industry.
2018 Panels included:
Panel Discussion: Airline Fleet Planning & Route Network Development – (l-r) Jérôme Charieras, Senior Sales Director, Airbus, France; John Breslin, Marketing, EMEA, Avolon, Ireland; Andrew Mudachi, Head of Engineering Services, Kenya Airways; Will McCallum, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered, Ireland and Sylvain Bosc, Chief Commercial Officer, Fastjet, South Africa.
Panel Discussion: Airline Financing in Africa – (l-r) Mark Tierney, Co-Founder & CEO, Crabtree Capital, Ireland; Vicente Alava Pons, Managing Director, Aviation Finance, DVB Bank, UK; Nicolas Abraham, Customer & Structured Finance Director, ATR, France; (Moderator) James Geldenhuys, Head, Aircraft Finance, Nedbank CIB, South Africa; David Minty, Head, Aviation Finance, Investec Bank, South Africa and Terry MacDonald, Director, Sales Finance, Bombardier, Canada.
Panel Discussion: Aircraft & Engine Programmes Update – (l-r) (Moderator) Ciaran McGlynn, Sales Executive, Engine Lease Finance, Ireland; Mathieu Gouache, LEAP Product Marketing Director, CFM / Safran Aircraft Engines; Joao Miguel Santos, Managing Director, Boeing International, South Africa; Raul Villaron, VP, Middle East & Africa, Commercial Aviation, Embraer; Jean-Paul Boutibou, VP, Middle East & Africa, Bombardier, UAE; Greg Alberts, SVP, Global Leasing & Asset Management, Mitsubishi Aircraft, USA and Dominique Dumas, VP, Sales, Africa, ME & Indian Ocean, ATR, France.
Panel Discussion: Aircraft Leasing & Trading in Africa – (l-r) Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation; Hugh Flynn, CEO, ASL Aviation, Ireland; Fred Browne, CEO, Aergo Capital, Ireland; Ciaran McGlynn, Sales Executive, Engine Lease Finance, Ireland; Tony Whitty, Managing Director, Air Partner, UK and Bradley Gregory, Managing director, Skyline Aero, UK.
Panel Discussion: Achieving Co-operation within Africa – (l-r) Nogie Meggison, Chairman, Airline Operators of Nigeria; Kirsten King, Finance Director, Comair, South Africa; Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation; Nonny Mashika, Director, Aviation, Department of Public Enterprises, South Africa and Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Financial Officer & Board Member, TAAG-Angola Airlines, Angola.
Open Discussion: African Aviation – The Way Forward – (l-r) David Minty, Head of Aviation Finance, Investec Bank, South Africa; Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO, Fastjet, South Africa; Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation; Gasant Orrie, Cape Managing Partner, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, South Africa; Andrew Mudachi, Head of Engineering Services, Kenya Airways; Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Financial Officer & Board Member, TAAG-Angola Airlines, Angola and James Geldenhuys, Head, Aircraft Finance, Nedbank CIB, South Africa.