Dublin, Ireland – January 15, 2019 - ORIX Aviation Systems Limited (“ORIX Aviation”), announced today that Dean Gerber will be appointed General Counsel for ORIX Aviation Group, joining in April 2019.

Mr. Gerber is currently Global Transportation Finance Executive Chair, Board and Executive Committee Member of leading international law firm, Vedder Price. Mr. Gerber joined Vedder Price in 1991 and is regarded as one of the top aviation lawyers globally. Under his leadership as Chair of the Global Transportation Finance team at Vedder Price, the firm’s commercial aviation finance practice achieved global recognition and prominence and has been noted by Chambers Global as “one of the top law firms for Asset Finance in the world.”

Mr. Gerber currently serves on the Board of The International Society for Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT), is on the Executive Committee for the Legal Advisory Panel for the industry body, Aviation Working Group (AWG), and has been a frequent writer and speaker at industry seminars, air finance conferences and legal forums. Among his many accolades, he was selected annually by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008 and was inducted into the inaugural Legal 500 US Hall of Fame in 2017.

“Dean possesses tremendous legal and aviation business knowledge and experience that will be a great asset to our company in his new role as General Counsel” said James Meyler, Chief Executive Officer at ORIX Aviation. “He has an impressive history of achievement throughout his legal career. I am delighted to have him join our team.”

“I am honoured to serve as ORIX Aviation’s General Counsel and I look forward to working with the fantastic team at ORIX Aviation and its global airline customers and asset management clients” said Dean Gerber.