ABL Aviation appoints Michael Weiss as CCO to spearheading growth

Michael Weiss

ABL Aviation, the global independent aircraft investment management firm, has appointed Michael Weiss as Chief Commercial Officer. Weiss’ appointment further strengthens ABL Aviation’s senior leadership team as the company pursues its growth strategy, underpinned by independent decision making and an innovative approach to aircraft financing.

In his new role, Weiss will be responsible for further solidifying ABL Aviation’s close airline and institutional investor relationships and spearheading growth. He will bring over 30 years of broad-ranging aviation industry experience and expertise with him. During his long career he has held senior positions at a number of financial institutions including Investec, where he was Head of Aircraft Finance & Leasing and instrumental in driving the bank’s strategy of establishing dedicated aircraft-related funds. More recently, Weiss was Head of Aircraft Trading at SMBC Aviation Capital, where he led the Aircraft Trading team into new markets and built up a presence in Asia, specifically Japan, by offering new, and innovative solutions to investors, alongside the company’s Japanese shareholders.

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