Ryan is our Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific. With a two-decade career in the aviation industry and extensive knowledge of airline business models and aircraft technical and finance aspects, Ryan is an experienced aircraft leasing executive and deal strategist. Ryan joined CDB Aviation from GECAS, where he held senior leadership roles in sales and marketing. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President Commercial, with responsibility for the full lease transaction lifecycle, and leading the lessor’s business development activities across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. Ryan began his career at GE Aviation in the U.S., where he served in both technical and sales capacities, ending as Regional Sales Director in Dubai, overseeing customer strategies and commercial campaigns for new engine and engine services (“MRO”) sales in the Middle East. Ryan holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is an FAA-licensed Airframe and Powerplant technician.