ALAFCO appoints Jane O’Callaghan to head Irish office

Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company announced today that it has appointed Jane O’Callaghan as Chief Commercial Officer. Jane will head and act as Managing Director of ALAFCO’s newly established Dublin-based office.

Ms. Jane O’Callaghan has over 25 years of relevant experience in the aircraft leasing industry, including most recently as 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.

Jane O’Callaghan’s extensive industry experience and leadership roles, as well as her established relationships with airlines, lessors and key industry stakeholders, makes her the ideal choice to lead ALAFCO’s newly established office into its next phase of development.

ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company K.S.C.P., headquartered in Kuwait, is a global aircraft leasing company. ALAFCO's main activities include aircraft operating leases, sale and leasebacks and aircraft lease management. ALAFCO’s portfolio consists of 53 Airbus and Boeing aircraft – comprising of A320, B737 and B777 aircraft – leased to 16 airlines in 13 countries across the world. ALAFCO invests in new technology aircraft and has a firm order of 117 aircraft comprising of 85 A320neo, 12 A350-900XWB, and 20 B737max aircraft.

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