CDB Aviation Expands Americas Commercial Team
Leadership Appointment Further Advances the Company’s Goal to Provide Greater Support to Customers Globally
FORT LAUDERDALE – May 30, 2019 – CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today the latest addition to its global commercial team; Luís da Silva has been appointed as Head of Commercial, the Americas.
“We are very pleased to welcome Luís to our growing and very strong commercial team,” said CDB Aviation President & Chief Commercial Officer Patrick C. Hannigan. “Luís is a highly respected and experienced aviation executive with an accomplished track record in developing and managing customer relationships and commercial strategies for airlines in the Americas.”
Luís has over two decades of experience in aviation and aircraft leasing, with his career predominantly focused on marketing and sales activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to CDB Aviation, he served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Latin America for GECAS. Previously, he held senior sales positions within Airbus, based in both Toulouse and Miami, where he cultivated the manufacturer’s relationships with airlines in Latin America. Luís started his career as a network planning analyst at DHL Worldwide Network.
“I am extremely excited to be joining CDB Aviation, and I hope to contribute to the consolidation of its position as one of the leading global aircraft lessors in the Americas,” commented Luís da Silva, CDB Aviation Head of Commercial, the Americas.
Luís will lead efforts to strengthen CDB Aviation’s presence in the Americas by reinforcing the company’s established reputation for agility and responsiveness in delivering comprehensive aircraft fleet solutions for airline customers. Luís will be based in the company’s Americas headquarters located in Fort Lauderdale, and will report to Patrick C. Hannigan.
Hannigan reiterated that CDB Aviation is continuing to “bolster its global commercial team with the highest quality professionals who know industry well and, more importantly, are well versed in understanding and anticipating the needs of airlines. Adding focus on the Americas reflects our company’s strong commitment to being a global lessor and providing comprehensive support to our current and prospective customers across the globe.”
About CDB Aviation
CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”) a 35-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. CDB Aviation is rated Investment Grade by Moody’s (A1), 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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