Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) today announced that Vicente Alava Pons has joined the company as a Managing Director on the Aircraft Financing Solutions (AFS) team. Pons will be based in Europe, supporting the growth of ACG’s AFS business by developing and structuring new creative financing solutions for airlines and lenders worldwide.
"We are delighted to welcome Vicente to the ACG team. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to our collective success,” said Carter White, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer at ACG. “Vicente brings innovative perspectives that will play a pivotal role in steering our company towards continued growth and success. We believe that his dynamic skills and fresh perspective will enrich our workplace and propel us towards our shared goals. We are excited to have him on board and are confident that he will make significant contributions in driving our company's strategic initiatives forward.”
Pons has over 27 years of experience in aircraft financing, having worked extensively in the origination and structuring of aircraft-secured loans for global aviation clients. He spent a large part of his career with DVB Bank leading its regional aviation finance origination teams in APAC and EMEA before transitioning to senior roles at MUFG Bank and more recently LR AirFinance. Pons holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
"I am excited to join a well-established and world-leading aircraft lessor like ACG and contribute to expanding the Aircraft Financing Solutions group’s business potential,” said Pons. “My previous experience and knowledge of the aviation finance value chain align well with ACG's product suite and I look forward to working alongside its strong team of aviation finance experts."