CDB Aviation names chief operating officer

CDB Aviation has announced it has appointed Nick Hazeldine as the company´s Chief Operating Officer, the company said.

Nick will begin his role in November 2018 and will be based in CDB Aviation´s recently opened global headquarters in Dublin.

Nick is a seasoned aircraft leasing professional with more than 16 years of experience in asset finance, working for lessors exclusively owned by large financial institutions. His background spans a number of key operational areas, such as: risk, commercial negotiation, contract management, and aircraft deliveries. In his most recent role, Nick was credited with establishing and leading the industry´s first aircraft leasing innovation lab.

Nick joins CDB Aviation from SMBC Aviation Capital, where most recently he was Head of Innovation.

CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), a 34-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank.

CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a leading company in China´s leasing industry that has been engaged in aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating.