Published on June 1st, 2023 | by Alan Dwyer


ABL Aviation Announce New Chief Financial Officer

ABL Aviation, the global independent aircraft asset management firm, has announced the promotion of Eileen O’Donnell to the role of Chief Financial Officer from her role as Financial Director at ABL Aviation. Based in ABL Aviation’s Dublin office, Eileen will oversee the firm’s accounting, treasury, reporting, and budgeting. In addition, her team will be responsible for managing relationships with lessees’ finance teams to ensure the smooth running of the lease management processes in coordination with the independent asset manager’s in-house technical experts and commercial professionals. A seasoned aviation expert, Eileen previously worked at the Maples Group, where she was responsible for preparing management accounts and financial statements for a portfolio of aircraft leasing special purpose vehicles, as well as for the accounting management of a start-up airline in advance of receiving its airline operator certificate. Prior to this role, she held the position of Finance Manager at AerSale Aviation Limited, where she managed the individual Irish special purpose vehicles and was responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, auditing, compliance, and group consolidation. Furthermore, Eileen qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and Marketing from Cork Institute of Technology.

Commenting on the appointment, the CEO of ABL Aviation, Ali Ben Lmadani said, “The promotion of Eileen underlines the strength of our leadership team and further solidifies our position as a leading independent and global full-service aircraft asset manager. Eileen embeds our core values and has the experience, leadership qualities, and deep industry expertise to excel in her role as a finance leader. I am confident her distinguished and impressive background in aviation finance will be a beneficial resource to our stakeholders and will make a significant, positive contribution to our company’s development as the number one choice asset manager for investors.”

Commenting on her promotion, Eileen O’Donnell said: “I am looking forward to helping ABL Aviation achieve its vision to be the best-in-class asset manager and scale up its operations globally. I have always admired the work ethic of the ABL Corporation team and their ability to build a global network and platform that puts the investors’ interests as the number one priority while maintaining its independence. I am excited to be part of this dynamic team and help lead it through its continued growth.”

ABL Aviation is an independent and dedicated global full-service aircraft investment and asset manager, operating from five offices worldwide – Dublin, Casablanca, Dubai, New York, and Hong Kong. ABL Aviation was founded by Ali Ben Lmadani in December 2014 and established in New York with a vision, to create an independent asset management platform led by three differentiator principles: innovation, efficiency, and global presence.

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