03 August 2021: Genesis, the Dublin-based aircraft leasing company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Dharsan to the position of Senior Vice President of the Commercial team. The appointment of Mr. Dharsan marks the Company’s first hire in Singapore where it is establishing a regional office.

Adrian brings more 21 years’ experience in aircraft leasing and will be responsible for leading engagement with Genesis’s customers in the region.  Adrian joins Genesis from SMBC where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Airline Marketing since 2008. In 2021 Adrian was elected to the Board of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT).

Welcoming the appointment, Pat Madigan, Head of Commercial at Genesis said, “I am delighted to announce Adrian’s appointment and look forward with great enthusiasm to working with Adrian and on executing our growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Adrian brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and extensive aviation relationships to Genesis.”

Commenting on his appointment, Adrian Dharsan, Senior Vice President Commercial at Genesis said, “Genesis is recognised as a strong aircraft leasing platform with an excellent reputation among its clients, competitors, investors and suppliers. It is at an exciting stage of its growth, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to join the team and be a part of it. I am looking forward to working with Pat and the rest of the leadership team on delivering on its business goals.”


Adrian Dharsan commenced his career in law before moving to aviation in 2000 as Head of Legal & Contracts with Cathay Pacific. Adrian subsequently held commercial and marketing positions with GATX Financial Corporation, Pegasus Aviation Finance and Amentum Capital before joining SMBC Aviation Capital in 2008.  Adrian has more than 21 years aviation experience focussing on managing aircraft acquisitions, lease transactions and building key airline and industry relationships across the Asia Pacific Region.

He is qualified to practice law in Singapore and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the National University of Singapore, and an MBA in Finance from The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.