Fernando Lopes Joins CDB Aviation’s Americas Commercial Team
SÃO PAULO, Brazil – October 10, 2022 – CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (“CDB Leasing”), announced that Fernando Lopes has joined the company’s global commercial team as Vice President, Commercial Americas. Lopes started his new role at the end of September 2022 and is working out of São Paulo, Brazil.
Lopes joins CDB Aviation after a long and prolific career at Embraer, where he held executive and managerial roles over a span of eleven years. Most recently, he was Regional Vice President Sales with responsibility for facilitating new aircraft sales, managing relationships with leasing companies around vintage aircraft, as well as supporting service and support sales. Prior to that, Lopes supported the OEM’s efforts in securing financing for aircraft deliveries and implementing commercial aviation sales campaigns. He also served as Head of Appraisers and Rating Agencies Relationship at the business units of Embraer, Embraer Executive Jets, and Embraer Commercial Aviation. His industry knowledge and extensive relationships were leveraged across numerous divisions at Embraer, with marked contributions in the areas of market strategy analysis, aircraft performance, finance guarantees, strategic planning, and new business development.
“Fernando’s deep knowledge of both aircraft financing and aviation sectors with the Americas, coupled with his extensive industry relationships, will bolster our position as a top-tier lessor in the region and provide critical support to ongoing outreach efforts to airlines,” underscored Luís da Silva, CDB Aviation Head of Commercial, Americas.
Commenting on his appointment, Fernando Lopes, CDB Aviation’s Vice President, Commercial Americas, noted that “there is significant potential for aviation markets within the Americas in terms of future growth. Industry knowledge and relationships are more critical today than ever before as the industry remains focused on the recovery amidst the challenging market conditions. I am very delighted to be joining the highly successful CDB Aviation commercial team as the lessor continues to intently grow, compete, and service airline customers in the Americas region.”
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About CDB Aviation
CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), a 36-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. CDB Aviation is rated Investment Grade by Moody’s (A2), S&P Global (A), and Fitch (A+). China Development Bank is under the direct jurisdiction of the State Council of China and is the world’s largest development finance institution. It is also the largest Chinese bank for foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating.
CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a leading company in China’s leasing industry that has been engaged in aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating. It took an important step in July 2016 to globalize and marketize its business – listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX STOCK CODE: 1606). www.CDBAviation.aero
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