Our People

Our Team

Our People

Our Board

We are a team of aviation and finance professionals, fully dedicated to third-party aircraft investment management and advisory services. We come from a strong and unique mix of reputable lessors, banks, OEMs, airlines, MROs and professional service firms and have continuously delivered successful and timely solutions to complex scenarios faced by our investor, bank and airline customers.

Our People

Office Manager

Lorraine Barron joined FPG Amentum as Office Manager and Executive PA in 2010.  Prior to that she worked at Intel Corporation for 17 years, where among others she was Marketing Manager for EMEA.  She is the first point of contact for press and media at FPG Amentum. Lorraine has a Bachelor of Marketing degree (Honours) from Dublin Business School.

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Commercial & Pricing Analyst

Kevin joined FPG Amentum as Analyst – Commercial & Pricing in 2018. Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Actuarial & Financial Studies (Honours) from University College Dublin. Prior to graduating Kevin completed his university internship with Aegon Ireland (Now Athora Ireland) as an Actuarial Intern on their Hedging team.

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Chief Executive Officer

Martin Bouzaima is with FPG Amentum since 2010. He joined from HSH Nordbank where he worked in the Structuring & Analysis unit of the Aviation Finance group. He also worked in the Corporate Development department of the bank, where he led projects on the bank’s transportation finance strategy as well as bank-wide restructuring projects. Martin previously was in academic research and teaching, working and publishing on topics in portfolio theory and microeconomics while at the Chair of Finance of the University of Koblenz. Martin has a Masters in Economics from University of Bonn and a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from University of Koblenz, Germany.

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Contracts Administrator
Marketing Analyst

Nhan Duong joined FPG Amentum in 2018 as a Marketing Analyst after completing his graduate degree in Aviation Finance in UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. He previously completed a bachelor’s in economics at the Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

He assists the Marketing & Sales team in identifying and prioritizing airline prospects for transactions, and in executing aircraft remarketing and sale & lease back opportunities.

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Technical Manager

Cillian joined FPG Amentum as Technical Manager in 2017, where his role covers all areas of lessor technical asset management including aircraft acquisitions, asset monitoring, maintenance life analysis and aircraft inspection programme management, to name a few. Before joining FPG Amentum he worked for Santos Dumont where his work included the performance of mid lease and pre-purchase aircraft inspections, new aircraft deliveries, maintenance reserve claim reviews and shop visit workscope analysis. Prior to this Cillian completed his university internship with UTC Aerospace Systems as a design and process engineer.

Cillian has an Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

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Chief Commercial Officer

Eamonn Forbes joined FPG Amentum as Chief Commercial Officer in 2018.  He has overall responsibility for airline sales and marketing as well as aircraft trading globally.

Eamonn brings a wealth of experience with over 13 years aircraft leasing experience, having held senior positions in SMBC Aviation Capital and most recently with Goshawk.

A qualified solicitor, Eamonn also has a MBA from the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin as well as a law degree from University College Cork.

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Transaction Counsel

Brian Gallagher joined FPG Amentum in 2018 and has over 8 years asset finance and leasing experience. Brian trained as a solicitor with McCann FitzGerald and worked in the aviation finance team on qualification. He has subsequently worked in Prudential, Eversholt Rail Group and ORIX Aviation. Brian has an LLB and LLM from Trinity College Dublin, is an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute and has been admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and England & Wales.

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VP Compliance

Geraldine Griffin has over 15 years’ experience in aviation and financial services. A CIMA Accountant by profession, she joined FPG Amentum in 2008 as Finance Manager, has headed up the Lease Management Department and now looks after Compliance and Insurance at FPG Amentum. Prior to FPG Amentum Geraldine worked as Finance Manager at Sun Life Reinsurance Ireland Ltd (now Berkshire Hathaway Life Co) from 2004-2007 and as an Assistant Accountant with Merrill Lynch Financial Services Ltd (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) from 2002-2004. Geraldine has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin, a Master of Business Studies from Smurfit School of Business, is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds the Professional Certificate in Compliance from the Institute of Bankers.

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AVP Pricing & Risk Management

Niall Hayden is AVP of Pricing and Risk Management for FPG Amentum, with responsibility for pricing and evaluation of aircraft acquisition, divestment and lease transactions. In addition Niall provides comprehensive credit and commercial analysis for company transactions, including new business and exposures from existing portfolios. Prior to joining FPG Amentum, Niall worked as an equity research analyst for the award winning IG Mackenzie investment team. He provided lead coverage, including idea generation and financial modelling, of the equity income sectors globally. Niall began his career at Mercer, where he worked as an Investment Consultant for four years. He is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School (MSc in Quantitative Finance).

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Head of Technical

Rory Hensey has over 16 years’ experience in the aviation industry. He has been with FPG Amentum since 2010 where he is Head of Technical with responsibility for all areas of lessor technical asset management, including aircraft transitions, operating lease drafting and negotiation as well as maintenance reserve management.

Rory started his career with Airbus customer support. Subsequently, he worked as design engineer for Siemens Gas Turbines. From 2001 to 2005 he was with a Pratt & Whitney overhaul and repair shop. In 2005 he moved to Stobart Air, where from 2008 he headed up the Technical Services Department, with responsibility for continuing airworthiness management oversight as well as covering aircraft phase in and phase out. Rory has a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Degree from the University of Limerick and is a Chartered Engineer.

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Marketing & Sales

Paul is with FPG Amentum since 2018, covering airline sales & marketing as well as aircraft trading projects. He has a dual role, also supporting FPG’s equity sales and investor customer relationships from the Tokyo office. Paul previously worked for one of the biggest private aircraft investors in Japan for nine years. Prior to that he worked for an Australian company in Melbourne and Osaka for 25 years. Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Gakushuin University in Tokyo.

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AVP Marketing

Eoin Kirby joined the FPG Amentum team in 2015 and is currently responsible for the management of aircraft remarketing for the existing FPG Amentum portfolio as well the identification of new business opportunities through airline relationships.

An economics and finance major at the University of Limerick, Eoin spent part of his degree on placement with the finance department at GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) where he was nominated for the Kemmy Business School Cooperative Education Award which recognises exceptional student performance on cooperative education placement.

Eoin was previously a member of the operations team here where he was responsible for the administration of all aspects of FPG Amentum’s lease contracts and debt facilities.

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VP Finance

Hugh joined FPG Amentum as VP Finance in 2017.  He is a Chartered Accountant by profession with fifteen years’ experience across financial reporting and aviation leasing.

Most recently, he was financial controller for Santos Dumont, having previously held positions in State Street and BDO.  Hugh has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from Trinity College Dublin and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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VP Trading

Rupert joined FPG Amentum in January 2018, and is responsible for the trading of aircraft with lease attached, including acquisitions and divestments. Rupert comes with 13 years’ experience in aircraft finance and leasing, having worked previously with Aergo Capital, as part of their trading and marketing team , and prior to that with private equity funds in London, focussing primarily on transportation sectors, with a responsibility for asset management and pricing of transactions.

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Accounts Assistant

Tatiana Lima has over 8 years of experience in business accounting. During her career, she had exposure to different industries including aviation, finance, factoring, logistics and retail. She joined FPG Amentum as an Accounts Assistant in 2017. Prior to FPG Amentum she worked for Microsoft, Inditex Group and Southern Cross Aviation. Tatiana supports FPG Amentum’s finance team across a broad range of functions including financial reporting, invoicing, payables & receivables, expenses and payments. Tatiana has a Masters in Marketing in Services, Honours Degree in Business Innovation and Bachelor’s degree in Business.

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VP Research & Analysis

Ana Magdalina joined FPG Amentum as VP in Research & Analysis in 2017. She joined from CIT Aerospace where she worked in the Strategy & Planning department in Dublin for four years. She led several projects on commercial and business jet valuations, market analysis, stress-testing and forecasting. She previously worked in academia holding research and teaching positions at universities in Ireland, UK and New Zealand. Her work employs extensive data analysis, quantitative and qualitative research.

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Contracts Manager

Ian joined FPG Amentum team in 2017 as Contracts Manager having previously held a similar position with Airbus Financial Services UC.  Having graduated from University of Limerick in 1994, Ian held various roles at Senior Management level in the Logistics Industry before completing a Diploma in Investment Operations and Compliance and a further Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance with The Law Society of Ireland.

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Marketing Analyst

Liam joined FPG Amentum’s marketing team in 2018 after completing an MSc. in Aviation Finance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, and a subsequent commercial placement.  He assists in identifying and prioritising airline prospects, and in executing aircraft remarketing and sale & leaseback opportunities.  Liam has nine years of financial services experience, most recently with investment banks / managers in London, and is a business studies and finance major from Dublin City University.

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Executive Chairman

Jan Melgaard has worked with financing, leasing and investing in commercial jet aircraft throughout his career. Prior to joining FPG Amentum in 2010 Jan was CEO of Nordic Aviation Capital and President/CEO of Volito Aviation (spearheaded a joint venture with Goldman Sachs).

Jan has been an active speaker at several industry events and conferences and has co-authored articles appearing in industry publications such as The Aviation Economist and Airfinance Journal. He received his MBA from Columbia University in New York.

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SVP Pricing & Risk Management

Ulf Menze has 10 years’ aviation finance and leasing experience. Having joined FPG Amentum as VP Pricing & Risk Management in 2014, his responsibilities include the valuation of single aircraft and portfolio transactions as well as the financial structuring of new aircraft acquisitions. In addition to that, Ulf manages FPG Amentum’s credit risk function and process. Prior to joining FPG Amentum, Ulf has worked for HSH Nordbank, where he was VP in the aviation finance division.
Ulf trained at NordLB. He has a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth, Germany and is a CFA charterholder.

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AVP Technical

Ciara Mitchell joined FPG Amentum in 2013 and covers all areas of lessor technical asset management including aircraft transitions, operating lease drafting and negotiation. In addition, Ciara manages the engines in FPG Amentum’s portfolio, covering maintenance reserve management, shop visits and associated maintenance reserve claims.
She has over eight years’ experience in the aviation industry. Before joining FPG Amentum she worked as a Powerplant Engineer at Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland. She was responsible for the project management of CFM56-3 and CFM56-7B engine shop visits which included engine assessment, workscope generation, SB/AD implementation, as well as engine testing and performance analysis.
Ciara has a Bachelor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Degree from Trinity College Dublin.

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General Counsel

Jean O’Driscoll has over 17 years’ experience in aviation leasing and finance. She joined FPG Amentum in 2011. Prior to FPG Amentum Jean worked as General Counsel at GreenStone Aviation Limited and as Head of Commercial Negotiation at RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC Aviation Capital) where she was a member of the management team. She previously worked as an associate at Norton Rose Paris. Jean has an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and has been admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and England & Wales.

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AVP Finance & Operations

Sharon O’Rourke joined FPG Amentum in 2014. Sharon’s responsibilities cover all aspects of finance, including accounts reporting, budgeting and analysis. Sharon also holds responsibilities within operations and as part of the lease management team responsible for FPG Amentum’s portfolio of aircraft leases and debt obligations, including participation on deal teams representing both finance and lease management.

Sharon brings a wide range of experience and knowledge having worked in finance for over 10 years and across a variety of different industries, including manufacturing, software consultancy, financial services and animation.

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Vice President – Operations

Barbara was appointed Vice President of Operations in 2016 and is responsible for lease management, compliance, insurance, investor reporting and HR operations.

Barbara has been active in commercial and military aviation for over 20 years. She started her career with Omega Air and held a number of management positions in Ireland and the USA, including General Manager and Company Secretary of Global Aerospace Inc, Miami, USA. She joined ORIX Aviation as Vice President Asset Administration with responsibility for the lease management function. Prior to joining FPG Amentum she was a management consultant to the aviation and government sectors. She has a Bachelor of Business Degree from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.

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VP Technical

Since joining FPG Amentum in 2013, Stefan had been responsible for all areas of lessor and technical asset management including aircraft transitions, operating lease drafting and negotiation, as well as maintenance reserve management. During his over 17 year career, Stefan has worked for Boeing, SR Technics Dublin, CityJet, and most recently Aer Arann where he was the primary lessor interface managing all aspects of aircraft transitions, maintenance reserve claims and airworthiness review. Stefan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick and a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield College of Aeronautics.

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Chief Financial Officer

Mitchel Simpson has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation and leasing Industries. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he joined FPG Amentum in 2006 shortly after incorporation overseeing development from captive lessor to full service third party lease manager. Prior to FPG Amentum Mitchel worked in De Lage Landen (part of the Rabobank Group) in a number of roles most recently Head of Structured Asset Finance with responsibility for leasing, product development and debt syndication. He was a member of the senior management team and the credit committee. Mitchel has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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Transaction Counsel

Michael Smith has over 10 years’ experience in aviation leasing and finance, corporate and transactional law and litigation. Prior to joining FPG Amentum, he practiced law in New York at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Friedberg Cohen Coleman & Pinkas. Michael obtained Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Columbia University, and a Master of Laws degree from Trinity College, Dublin, and is admitted to practice law as a solicitor in Ireland and as an attorney in New York.

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SVP Strategic Business Development

Yoshifumi Tamura joined FPG Tokyo in October 2015 and moved to Dublin in April 2016 to work in FPG Amentum where he is covering the JOL business as a Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development. Leveraging his long experience in JOL and JOLCO, his focus is to provide Japanese investors with aircraft investment opportunities with a variety of structures, as well as to manage the process of divestment. He communicates with investors periodically through the FPG Structured Finance team.

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VP Marketing & Sales

Gladys joined FPG Amentum in 2017 from DVB Asset Management where she was responsible for leading and supporting remarketing, operating lease and sale transactions with airlines, lessors and financial customers in the Asia Pacific region. Her aviation career started with Singapore Airlines in treasury and corporate finance, thereafter in the network planning department. Gladys has a BA in Economics from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Commercial & Pricing Analyst

ChongLin Wang joined FPG Amentum as commercial & pricing analyst in 2018. ChongLin is a graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School (MSc in Aviation Finance). Prior to finishing his Master study, ChongLin worked as intern in Bank of East Asia and Grant Thornton in China.

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Name Position

Lorraine Barron joined FPG Amentum as Office Manager and Executive PA in 2010.  Prior to that she worked at Intel Corporation for 17 years, where among others she was Marketing Manager for EMEA.  She is the first point of contact for press and media at FPG Amentum. Lorraine has a Bachelor of Marketing degree (Honours) from Dublin Business School.

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Office Manager

Kevin joined FPG Amentum as Analyst – Commercial & Pricing in 2018. Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Actuarial & Financial Studies (Honours) from University College Dublin. Prior to graduating Kevin completed his university internship with Aegon Ireland (Now Athora Ireland) as an Actuarial Intern on their Hedging team.

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Commercial & Pricing Analyst

Martin Bouzaima is with FPG Amentum since 2010. He joined from HSH Nordbank where he worked in the Structuring & Analysis unit of the Aviation Finance group. He also worked in the Corporate Development department of the bank, where he led projects on the bank’s transportation finance strategy as well as bank-wide restructuring projects. Martin previously was in academic research and teaching, working and publishing on topics in portfolio theory and microeconomics while at the Chair of Finance of the University of Koblenz. Martin has a Masters in Economics from University of Bonn and a Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from University of Koblenz, Germany.

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Chief Executive Officer
Contracts Administrator

Nhan Duong joined FPG Amentum in 2018 as a Marketing Analyst after completing his graduate degree in Aviation Finance in UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. He previously completed a bachelor’s in economics at the Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

He assists the Marketing & Sales team in identifying and prioritizing airline prospects for transactions, and in executing aircraft remarketing and sale & lease back opportunities.

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Marketing Analyst

Cillian joined FPG Amentum as Technical Manager in 2017, where his role covers all areas of lessor technical asset management including aircraft acquisitions, asset monitoring, maintenance life analysis and aircraft inspection programme management, to name a few. Before joining FPG Amentum he worked for Santos Dumont where his work included the performance of mid lease and pre-purchase aircraft inspections, new aircraft deliveries, maintenance reserve claim reviews and shop visit workscope analysis. Prior to this Cillian completed his university internship with UTC Aerospace Systems as a design and process engineer.

Cillian has an Honours Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

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Technical Manager

Eamonn Forbes joined FPG Amentum as Chief Commercial Officer in 2018.  He has overall responsibility for airline sales and marketing as well as aircraft trading globally.

Eamonn brings a wealth of experience with over 13 years aircraft leasing experience, having held senior positions in SMBC Aviation Capital and most recently with Goshawk.

A qualified solicitor, Eamonn also has a MBA from the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin as well as a law degree from University College Cork.

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Chief Commercial Officer

Brian Gallagher joined FPG Amentum in 2018 and has over 8 years asset finance and leasing experience. Brian trained as a solicitor with McCann FitzGerald and worked in the aviation finance team on qualification. He has subsequently worked in Prudential, Eversholt Rail Group and ORIX Aviation. Brian has an LLB and LLM from Trinity College Dublin, is an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute and has been admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and England & Wales.

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Transaction Counsel

Geraldine Griffin has over 15 years’ experience in aviation and financial services. A CIMA Accountant by profession, she joined FPG Amentum in 2008 as Finance Manager, has headed up the Lease Management Department and now looks after Compliance and Insurance at FPG Amentum. Prior to FPG Amentum Geraldine worked as Finance Manager at Sun Life Reinsurance Ireland Ltd (now Berkshire Hathaway Life Co) from 2004-2007 and as an Assistant Accountant with Merrill Lynch Financial Services Ltd (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) from 2002-2004. Geraldine has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin, a Master of Business Studies from Smurfit School of Business, is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds the Professional Certificate in Compliance from the Institute of Bankers.

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VP Compliance

Niall Hayden is AVP of Pricing and Risk Management for FPG Amentum, with responsibility for pricing and evaluation of aircraft acquisition, divestment and lease transactions. In addition Niall provides comprehensive credit and commercial analysis for company transactions, including new business and exposures from existing portfolios. Prior to joining FPG Amentum, Niall worked as an equity research analyst for the award winning IG Mackenzie investment team. He provided lead coverage, including idea generation and financial modelling, of the equity income sectors globally. Niall began his career at Mercer, where he worked as an Investment Consultant for four years. He is a CFA charter holder and a graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School (MSc in Quantitative Finance).

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AVP Pricing & Risk Management

Rory Hensey has over 16 years’ experience in the aviation industry. He has been with FPG Amentum since 2010 where he is Head of Technical with responsibility for all areas of lessor technical asset management, including aircraft transitions, operating lease drafting and negotiation as well as maintenance reserve management.

Rory started his career with Airbus customer support. Subsequently, he worked as design engineer for Siemens Gas Turbines. From 2001 to 2005 he was with a Pratt & Whitney overhaul and repair shop. In 2005 he moved to Stobart Air, where from 2008 he headed up the Technical Services Department, with responsibility for continuing airworthiness management oversight as well as covering aircraft phase in and phase out. Rory has a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Degree from the University of Limerick and is a Chartered Engineer.

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Head of Technical

Paul is with FPG Amentum since 2018, covering airline sales & marketing as well as aircraft trading projects. He has a dual role, also supporting FPG’s equity sales and investor customer relationships from the Tokyo office. Paul previously worked for one of the biggest private aircraft investors in Japan for nine years. Prior to that he worked for an Australian company in Melbourne and Osaka for 25 years. Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Gakushuin University in Tokyo.

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Marketing & Sales

Eoin Kirby joined the FPG Amentum team in 2015 and is currently responsible for the management of aircraft remarketing for the existing FPG Amentum portfolio as well the identification of new business opportunities through airline relationships.

An economics and finance major at the University of Limerick, Eoin spent part of his degree on placement with the finance department at GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) where he was nominated for the Kemmy Business School Cooperative Education Award which recognises exceptional student performance on cooperative education placement.

Eoin was previously a member of the operations team here where he was responsible for the administration of all aspects of FPG Amentum’s lease contracts and debt facilities.

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AVP Marketing

Hugh joined FPG Amentum as VP Finance in 2017.  He is a Chartered Accountant by profession with fifteen years’ experience across financial reporting and aviation leasing.

Most recently, he was financial controller for Santos Dumont, having previously held positions in State Street and BDO.  Hugh has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from Trinity College Dublin and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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VP Finance

Rupert joined FPG Amentum in January 2018, and is responsible for the trading of aircraft with lease attached, including acquisitions and divestments. Rupert comes with 13 years’ experience in aircraft finance and leasing, having worked previously with Aergo Capital, as part of their trading and marketing team , and prior to that with private equity funds in London, focussing primarily on transportation sectors, with a responsibility for asset management and pricing of transactions.

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VP Trading

Tatiana Lima has over 8 years of experience in business accounting. During her career, she had exposure to different industries including aviation, finance, factoring, logistics and retail. She joined FPG Amentum as an Accounts Assistant in 2017. Prior to FPG Amentum she worked for Microsoft, Inditex Group and Southern Cross Aviation. Tatiana supports FPG Amentum’s finance team across a broad range of functions including financial reporting, invoicing, payables & receivables, expenses and payments. Tatiana has a Masters in Marketing in Services, Honours Degree in Business Innovation and Bachelor’s degree in Business.

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Accounts Assistant

Ana Magdalina joined FPG Amentum as VP in Research & Analysis in 2017. She joined from CIT Aerospace where she worked in the Strategy & Planning department in Dublin for four years. She led several projects on commercial and business jet valuations, market analysis, stress-testing and forecasting. She previously worked in academia holding research and teaching positions at universities in Ireland, UK and New Zealand. Her work employs extensive data analysis, quantitative and qualitative research.

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VP Research & Analysis

Ian joined FPG Amentum team in 2017 as Contracts Manager having previously held a similar position with Airbus Financial Services UC.  Having graduated from University of Limerick in 1994, Ian held various roles at Senior Management level in the Logistics Industry before completing a Diploma in Investment Operations and Compliance and a further Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance with The Law Society of Ireland.

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Contracts Manager

Liam joined FPG Amentum’s marketing team in 2018 after completing an MSc. in Aviation Finance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, and a subsequent commercial placement.  He assists in identifying and prioritising airline prospects, and in executing aircraft remarketing and sale & leaseback opportunities.  Liam has nine years of financial services experience, most recently with investment banks / managers in London, and is a business studies and finance major from Dublin City University.

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Marketing Analyst

Jan Melgaard has worked with financing, leasing and investing in commercial jet aircraft throughout his career. Prior to joining FPG Amentum in 2010 Jan was CEO of Nordic Aviation Capital and President/CEO of Volito Aviation (spearheaded a joint venture with Goldman Sachs).

Jan has been an active speaker at several industry events and conferences and has co-authored articles appearing in industry publications such as The Aviation Economist and Airfinance Journal. He received his MBA from Columbia University in New York.

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Executive Chairman

Ulf Menze has 10 years’ aviation finance and leasing experience. Having joined FPG Amentum as VP Pricing & Risk Management in 2014, his responsibilities include the valuation of single aircraft and portfolio transactions as well as the financial structuring of new aircraft acquisitions. In addition to that, Ulf manages FPG Amentum’s credit risk function and process. Prior to joining FPG Amentum, Ulf has worked for HSH Nordbank, where he was VP in the aviation finance division.
Ulf trained at NordLB. He has a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth, Germany and is a CFA charterholder.

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SVP Pricing & Risk Management

Ciara Mitchell joined FPG Amentum in 2013 and covers all areas of lessor technical asset management including aircraft transitions, operating lease drafting and negotiation. In addition, Ciara manages the engines in FPG Amentum’s portfolio, covering maintenance reserve management, shop visits and associated maintenance reserve claims.
She has over eight years’ experience in the aviation industry. Before joining FPG Amentum she worked as a Powerplant Engineer at Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland. She was responsible for the project management of CFM56-3 and CFM56-7B engine shop visits which included engine assessment, workscope generation, SB/AD implementation, as well as engine testing and performance analysis.
Ciara has a Bachelor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Degree from Trinity College Dublin.

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AVP Technical

Jean O’Driscoll has over 17 years’ experience in aviation leasing and finance. She joined FPG Amentum in 2011. Prior to FPG Amentum Jean worked as General Counsel at GreenStone Aviation Limited and as Head of Commercial Negotiation at RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC Aviation Capital) where she was a member of the management team. She previously worked as an associate at Norton Rose Paris. Jean has an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and has been admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and England & Wales.

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General Counsel

Sharon O’Rourke joined FPG Amentum in 2014. Sharon’s responsibilities cover all aspects of finance, including accounts reporting, budgeting and analysis. Sharon also holds responsibilities within operations and as part of the lease management team responsible for FPG Amentum’s portfolio of aircraft leases and debt obligations, including participation on deal teams representing both finance and lease management.

Sharon brings a wide range of experience and knowledge having worked in finance for over 10 years and across a variety of different industries, including manufacturing, software consultancy, financial services and animation.

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AVP Finance & Operations

Barbara was appointed Vice President of Operations in 2016 and is responsible for lease management, compliance, insurance, investor reporting and HR operations.

Barbara has been active in commercial and military aviation for over 20 years. She started her career with Omega Air and held a number of management positions in Ireland and the USA, including General Manager and Company Secretary of Global Aerospace Inc, Miami, USA. She joined ORIX Aviation as Vice President Asset Administration with responsibility for the lease management function. Prior to joining FPG Amentum she was a management consultant to the aviation and government sectors. She has a Bachelor of Business Degree from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.

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Vice President – Operations

Since joining FPG Amentum in 2013, Stefan had been responsible for all areas of lessor and technical asset management including aircraft transitions, operating lease drafting and negotiation, as well as maintenance reserve management. During his over 17 year career, Stefan has worked for Boeing, SR Technics Dublin, CityJet, and most recently Aer Arann where he was the primary lessor interface managing all aspects of aircraft transitions, maintenance reserve claims and airworthiness review. Stefan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick and a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield College of Aeronautics.

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VP Technical

Mitchel Simpson has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation and leasing Industries. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he joined FPG Amentum in 2006 shortly after incorporation overseeing development from captive lessor to full service third party lease manager. Prior to FPG Amentum Mitchel worked in De Lage Landen (part of the Rabobank Group) in a number of roles most recently Head of Structured Asset Finance with responsibility for leasing, product development and debt syndication. He was a member of the senior management team and the credit committee. Mitchel has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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Chief Financial Officer

Michael Smith has over 10 years’ experience in aviation leasing and finance, corporate and transactional law and litigation. Prior to joining FPG Amentum, he practiced law in New York at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Friedberg Cohen Coleman & Pinkas. Michael obtained Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Columbia University, and a Master of Laws degree from Trinity College, Dublin, and is admitted to practice law as a solicitor in Ireland and as an attorney in New York.

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Transaction Counsel

Yoshifumi Tamura joined FPG Tokyo in October 2015 and moved to Dublin in April 2016 to work in FPG Amentum where he is covering the JOL business as a Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development. Leveraging his long experience in JOL and JOLCO, his focus is to provide Japanese investors with aircraft investment opportunities with a variety of structures, as well as to manage the process of divestment. He communicates with investors periodically through the FPG Structured Finance team.

Email Yoshifumi Tamura

SVP Strategic Business Development

Gladys joined FPG Amentum in 2017 from DVB Asset Management where she was responsible for leading and supporting remarketing, operating lease and sale transactions with airlines, lessors and financial customers in the Asia Pacific region. Her aviation career started with Singapore Airlines in treasury and corporate finance, thereafter in the network planning department. Gladys has a BA in Economics from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania.

VP Marketing & Sales

ChongLin Wang joined FPG Amentum as commercial & pricing analyst in 2018. ChongLin is a graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School (MSc in Aviation Finance). Prior to finishing his Master study, ChongLin worked as intern in Bank of East Asia and Grant Thornton in China.

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Commercial & Pricing Analyst