Magi Aviation Capital (Magi) has opened a regional office in Doha, Qatar. Magi Aircraft Management ME LLC is a Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) registered company and will be the focal point for Magi’s origination and aircraft management activities in Qatar and the region. The office will also focus on the development of aircraft finance and leasing expertise in Qatar, working alongside the QFC and other local partners.
Sean Cleghorn, CEO of Magi, said “This is an exciting step for Magi as we continue to develop our long- standing relationships in Qatar, including the airline, banking and other partners. We are delighted to have this opportunity of working with all our partners and to make a significant contribution towards facilitating growth and opportunities in the local aircraft financing and leasing infrastructure.”
Neil Lewis, COO of Magi and Senior Executive for Magi Aircraft Management ME LLC in Doha, said “Magi and its partners have been working together for some time on the establishment of the office and we are proud to be a pioneer in the aircraft finance hub and the long-term benefits that it will bring to Qatar.”
Henk Hoogendoorn, Managing Director of Financial Sector Office, QFC, also said “We are delighted that Magi has decided to set up the base for its local and regional activities at the QFC here in Qatar. This is a significant step in the development of this specialist global sector in Doha and the long-term goal of a local centre of excellence and opportunities”.