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Management

ALAFCO’s management comprises of executives with vast experience in the aviation industry. The management is committed to providing our customers the highest levels of service and operates with utmost integrity.

Headquarters

Ahmad Abdullah Alzabin – Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Alzabin joined ALAFCO in March 2000 and was elected to the board at the same time. He has been working in the aviation industry for 40 years and has extensive experience in aircraft maintenance, leasing, acquisition, financing and sale. Prior to joining ALAFCO, he worked for 27 years at Kuwait Airways Corporation in various positions including, Deputy Director General for engineering. Mr. Alzabin graduated from Air Service Training in Scotland and is a licensed aeronautical engineer. Mr. Alzabin was ranked as the top "Business Leader of the Arab World" (November 2012) by Forbes Middle East magazine.

Adel Ahmad Albanwan – Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Albanwan was elected to the board of ALAFCO from 2002 to 2012 and now serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ALAFCO since September 2014. Before ALAFCO, he worked with KFH since 1999 where he last held the position of Head of Direct Investments. His experience in aircraft leasing and structured finance and investments spans over 15 years. In addition to ALAFCO, he has been a board member in Saudi Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait Finance House Bahrain, Al-Muthanna Investment Company and Development Enterprises Holding Company. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Kuwait University, and an MBA degree from School of Business Administration -University of San Diego.

Saeed Quadri – Senior Vice President Finance

Mr. Quadri joined ALAFCO in February 2016. He has over 25 years of diverse experience across the aviation industry, including 17 years with the Emirates Airline Group and five years with Singapore based BOC Aviation. Saeed is a professionally qualified accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad with specialisation in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics & Statistics.

Imtiaz A. Khot – Vice President Marketing

Mr. Khot joined ALAFCO in January 2001 from General Electric Capital in the US where he held various positions in risk management. Prior to that, he was a manager with Fidelity Financial Services, a subsidiary of the Bank of Boston. Mr. Khot brings many years of underwriting and portfolio management experience as a result of his roles in originating secured and unsecured sub-prime loans, servicing the loans and remarketing foreclosed assets. He holds a BBA degree in finance from the University of Central Oklahoma, and an MBA degree in finance from Oklahoma City University.

Raed Alroumi – Vice President Technical

Mr. Alroumi joined ALAFCO in October 2008 from Kuwait Airways Corporation, where he worked as an avionic engineer maintaining Kuwait Airways' fleet in a flight ready condition at various base locations for 17 years. Mr. Alroumi graduated from Air Service Training AST Scotland and prior to that he worked for one year as a line engineer in the Kuwait Air Force. Mr. Alroumi has many years of experience in aircraft maintenance specializing in aircraft avionics and systems documentation.

Eidom H. Gebreyohannes – Vice President Legal

Mr. Gebeyohannes joined ALAFCO in August 2009. Prior to that, he worked as an in-house legal counsel for Ethiopian Airlines. He has more than nine year experience in aviation law, particularly in the aircraft leasing and financing industry. Mr. Gebreyohannes holds an LLB (Honours) from the School of Law of Addis Ababa University and is an LLM candidate in aerospace law at Leiden University.

Khalid A. Albulooshi – Head of Strategic Planning

Mr. Albulooshi joined ALAFCO in January 2010. He is seasoned aviation professional who has worked within various teams of ALAFCO, including Marketing where he worked for more than 4 years. He has also attended various international aviation events. Mr. Albulooshi led the initiative on development of ALAFCO’s 5 year Strategy and Business Plan in 2012. He holds a BSc in electrical engineering (Kuwait University) and an MBA degree (Kuwait Maastricht Business School).

Mohammad A. Qazi - Head of Risk & Compliance

Mr. Qazi joined ALAFCO in 2015 as the Head of Risk and Compliance. Prior to joining ALAFCO, Mr. Qazi was working as a Director in Deloitte Australia. He has also worked with Protiviti Consulting and Pwc. All of his experience relates to risk advisory and control assurance within the financial services industry. Mohammad is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 10 years of experience in different jurisdictions including Australia, UK, Turkey, Malaysia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

ALAFCO Ireland Office

Jane O’Callaghan – Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer

Ms. Jane O’Callaghan joined ALAFCO in September 2016. She has over 25 years of relevant experience in the aircraft leasing industry, including Managing Director of Aircastle Ireland. Ms. O’Callaghan established and headed the Aircastle Dublin office where she spent 11 years. Prior to Aircastle, Ms. O’Callaghan held the position of Senior Vice President Marketing and later Managing Director Marketing at Pembroke Capital from 1995 to 2005. Ms. O’Callaghan has also held other senior positions within the industry including Vice President Marketing at both GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) and GPA Group plc.