CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., (CDB Leasing), has released that former GECAS executive Ryan Barrett has joined its commercial team as Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific.
The continued build-out of the lessor’s commercial leadership is part of ongoing efforts to strengthen CDB Aviation’s strategic presence in key markets around the world. The appointment comes on the heels of the recent addition of Michelle Wu as Head of Commercial, Greater China.
Barrett’s two-decade-long aviation career is rooted in his extensive knowledge of airline business models and aircraft technical and finance aspects. Barrett is joining 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.
Barrett began his career at GE Aviation in the US, 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 MRO services sales in the Middle East.Email Post to a Friend