Toshiyuki Takada is joining Blueberry Aviation as Senior Consultant Japan, based in Tokyo.

Toshiyuki has over 30 years’ experience in commercial aircraft finance, leasing and trading.

He worked for NatWest for 8 years and spent the following 25 years working for Sumitomo Corporation, FPG and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co. (SMFL) in commercial aviation finance where he sourced and sold various aircraft transactions and structured tax lease and ECAs financing for airlines and lessors.

“Toshiyuki’s expertise in the Japanese aircraft finance market is both strong and extremely broad, given his 34 years’ experience working with banks and lessors in Tokyo.“ says François Gautier, CEO of Blueberry Aviation “I am extremely pleased to welcome him on board," he continues, "He will be pivotal for Blueberry Aviation in developing additional business in Japan, which is continuing to prove a key market for commercial aircraft financing within a complex tax lease environment."