The Evolution of AerCap & Aircraft Leasing

Event Type
CPD Event

7.30am - 8.00am: Tea/Coffee/Light Breakfast

8.00am - 9.00am: Meeting 

The Alex Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

*** This event was originally scheduled for the 31st May but will now take place on the 26th June ***


Our newly formed Banking and Aviation Committee, a sub-committee of Wider Fields committee, are delighted to announce a breakfast with Aengus Kelly one of Ireland’s leading CEOs.

Aircraft leasing is now a huge industry for Ireland and is already a source of career opportunities for actuaries.

The presentation will give an overview of the aircraft leasing industry in Ireland, the competitive landscape and its impact on the Irish economy.

Aengus will also address the growth in air travel, supply and demand, and AerCap’s key business principles which makes the Company the global leader in aircraft leasing and the largest owners of commercial aircraft in the world.

Aengus Kelly; Chief Executive Officer, AerCap
Biographical details

Aengus Kelly is CEO and Executive Director of AerCap, the global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance. 

He organized the acquisition of U.S. based ILFC, the largest M&A transaction ever in the aircraft leasing sector. This acquisition created the industry leader with $44 billion of total assets and an order-book of modern fuel efficient aircraft in excess of $30 billion serving a customer base of approximately 200 airlines in approximately 80 countries with a team of some of the most talented executives in the industry.

Since becoming CEO, Aengus has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including Airline Economics CEO of the Year, awarded in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Under his leadership the company has received additional awards including the ATW 2018 Leasing Company of the Year award, Airline Economics’ European Lessor of the Year 2017, Lessor of the Year 2016, Treasury Team of the Year 2016 and the 2016 IAA Aviation Leasing Achievement Award.

He started his career in the aviation leasing and financing business with Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) in 1998 and has continued working with its successors AerFi in Ireland and debis AirFinance and AerCap in Amsterdam and Dublin.

Prior to joining GPA in 1998, he spent three years with KPMG in Dublin. Kelly is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Master’s degree in Accounting from University College Dublin.

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