Blueberry Aviation has today announced the addition of Yann Ballet to its team as Senior Advisor.
Yann has accumulated over 30 years of financing experience in aircraft and structured finance. He was previously VP Structured Finance at Airbus, which he joined in 1987 where he held various senior positions in France, the USA, Ireland and UAE and built strong relationships within the financing communities.
His experience covers a wide range of aircraft financing structures ( mortgage debt, leasing, capital markets, Islamic financing, investment funds..) and corporate financing.
In the recent years Yann was responsible for designing and implementing a private non-payment insurance programme for Airbus Aircraft (Balthazar) that has supported the financing of 23 aircraft over the past 3 years. He was also involved in advising commercial teams for several airlines on restructuring schemes rolled out during the Covid-19 crisis.
“I am delighted that Yann is joining Blueberry Aviation’s team to support our customers as well as assist us in the development of new exciting projects.” Says Francois Gautier, Founder and CEO of Blueberry Aviation. “I have known Yann since we shared the same office when I joined Airbus in 1988. He has a very impressive professional track record and a well-earned outstanding reputation in the aviation world. We are very proud to have him on board and I am sure he will be a great asset for our team and our customers.”
“I felt very proud when François asked me to join Blueberry Aviation, says Ballet “I am delighted to be a member of a dynamic and creative team and I am looking forward to contribute to support a successful company already well recognised by the market.”