CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced the latest addition to its Dublin-based leadership team, Paul Boyle, who has been appointed as Head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (“EMEA”) Commercial, leading the lessor’s commercial activity within the region.
Boyle will drive commercial activity and outreach by engaging with airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and other industry participants to cement the lessor’s strategic aircraft placement plan and path to growth in the region. Boyle will report to Chief Marketing Officer (“CMO”) Peter Goodman.
“We are very delighted to welcome Paul to the CDB Aviation leadership,” noted CDB Aviation CMO Peter Goodman, underscoring the addition of Boyle’s depth of “industry pedigree and experience” that spans a career at leading aviation organizations, such as Aer Lingus, Airbus Financial Services, SMBC, AerCap, and most recently Avolon.
With nearly three decades in aviation and aircraft finance, Boyle has led cross-functional deal teams in a variety of transactions, including remarketing, sale and leaseback, and orderbook placements. Boyle has cultivated senior executive relationships across a wide swath of the region’s airlines. He has earned an industry-wide reputation for his ability to continuously dissect fleet requirements and shifting trends to tailor financing and fleet solutions that best leverage the operators’ emergent opportunities and address their ongoing challenges.
Goodman pinpointed Boyle’s impressive track record in cultivating airline relationships at senior levels as “key to further strengthening the EMEA Commercial Team’s continued success in providing support and expanding outreach to meet the airlines’ evolving fleet needs, particularly as they navigate their path out of the existing headwinds.”
Paul Boyle, CDB Aviation Head of EMEA Commercial, commented: “I am really excited to be joining the CDB Aviation team who have established a respected reputation among the aviation community and has built such strong momentum in recent years. I look forward to broadening our reach and furthering the relationships with airlines as one of the leading global aircraft lessors in the EMEA region, and beyond.”