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BOC Aviation Announces Change of Chief Commercial Officer For Asia Pacific And The Middle East

08 Nov 2019

BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a change to its senior management due to retirement.

Mr. Gao Jinyue (“Chris”) will retire from his role as Chief Commercial Officer (Asia Pacific and the Middle East) with effect from 9 November 2019. Mr. Gao joined BOC Aviation as a Non-executive Board Director in December 2006, and joined the senior management team as Chief Commercial Officer in December 2014.

Replacing Mr. Gao as Chief Commercial Officer (Asia Pacific and the Middle East) with effect from 11 November 2019 is Mr. Deng Lei (“Lanny”). Mr. Deng, aged 43, is responsible for overseeing all revenue activities within the Asia Pacific and the Middle East and is primarily responsible for airline leasing and sales within the region. He joined Bank of China in July 1998 and held various positions, including serving as the General Manager of the Global Markets Department at the Shanghai Branch and as a Director in the Investment Banking and Asset Management Department at the Head Office. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Deng was the Assistant General Manager of Bank of China, Singapore Branch. Mr. Deng graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Finance from Shanghai University in 1998 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong in 2005.

“Our thanks go to Chris for his contributions to the Company, and we wish him well in his retirement,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to welcome Lanny in his new role. His experience in global markets and banking, together with his extensive experience in China, will bring additional depth to the senior management team.”

With this change, BOC Aviation’s senior management team comprises:
  • Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Wang Jian, Deputy Managing Director and Vice-Chairman
  • Phang Thim Fatt, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
  • Steven Townend, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer (Europe, Americas and Africa)
  • David Walton, Chief Operating Officer
  • Deng Lei, Chief Commercial Officer (Asia Pacific and the Middle East)

About BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 509 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 92 airlines worldwide in 40 countries and regions as at 30 September 2019. 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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