Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing and trading company, today announced its plan to strengthen its Executive Management Team with the appointment of Elaine Kirby, as Chief Contract Officer, effective immediately. Elaine will have responsibility for Client Services, Transaction Legal and Business Processes. She will report to the company’s CEO, Søren M. Overgaard.

Elaine has played a pivotal role within NAC since she joined in May 2014. She began her career in NAC as a project manager leading the EMEA deal team in the negotiation of aircraft sale and lease agreements. She then progressed to Group Vice President, Head of Business Processes in March 2017 where she had ownership and responsibility for ensuring best processes throughout the business.

Elaine has more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry. She previously worked for GECAS in a variety of roles, most recently in Marketing Operations. Elaine has a Bachelor of Business Studies in Financial Accounting.

Søren M. Overgaard, CEO of Nordic Aviation Capital, commented; “I am delighted to welcome Elaine to her new role. Elaine has earned great respect within NAC and I am confident that she will continue to play a significant part in enabling the company to strengthen its position as a Global Leader in the Regional Aircraft Leasing Market.”

Elaine Kirby added, “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chief Contract Officer. This is a challenging and exciting time for the aviation sector, and I look forward to continuing and developing NACs strong track record of success.”