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BOC Aviation Announces Senior Appointments

18 Feb 2019

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce two new senior appointments.

Graham Lees was appointed as Director and Head of Revenue, BOC Aviation (USA) Corporation based in the Company’s New York office. In his new role, Mr. Lees is a Director on the board of BOC Aviation, (USA) Corporation and heads the Airline Leasing & Sales activities for North and Central America and is responsible for managing senior relationships with the airframe and engine manufacturers on all revenue related areas.

Mr. Lees joined the Company in 2002, where he was most recently the Head of Aircraft Sales, based in the Singapore office. He has more than 30 years of experience in various disciplines within the commercial aerospace sector and has held senior positions with airframe and engine manufacturers, as well as roles in both the leasing and aircraft sales divisions of BOC Aviation. Mr. Lees graduated in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loughborough University in the UK.

Andrew Taylor was appointed Head of Aircraft Sales, based in the Singapore headquarters. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President, Aircraft Sales, in our US business, and has more than 25 years of airline sales, marketing and leasing experience since starting his career with British Aerospace. He holds a M.A. in Engineering with a specialty in Aeronautics from Cambridge University.

“BOC Aviation has enjoyed 25 years of excellence, and this was accomplished through the hard work of our staff. We place great emphasis on talent management and succession planning and our latest appointments reflect the depth of our staff capabilities,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Graham and Andrew together bring almost 60 valuable years of combined industry experience to our global management team with experience across all of the core revenue competencies of the aircraft operating leasing business.”

About BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 511 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 93 airlines worldwide in 37 countries and regions as at 31 December 2018. BOC Aviation is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx code: 2588) and has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin. For more information, visit www.bocaviation.com.


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