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Patrick Leopold appointed as SVP Trading

We pleased to announce that Patrick Leopold joined SMBC Aero Engine Lease (SAEL) in as a Senior Vice President, Trading in June 2024 .

Patrick has been in the aviation industry for more than 10 years and has a variety of experience in aircraft and engine marketing, sales, leasing, trading, as well as in the cargo conversion and regional aircraft space.

Prior to joining SAEL, Patrick worked as Director of Trading & Leasing and later as Director Asset Management for Luxemburg based asset manager Vallair. 

Patrick made a comment that “For somebody like me who is very passionate about the aviation industry, aircraft and particularly engines, it is an absolute honor to be joining a highly reputable and well-established engine leasing company such as SMBC Aero Engine Lease. I very much look forward to working and growing together with the team.”

Welcome to team SAEL, Patrick.