Stratos (Monaco) has today announced the promotion of David Goring-Thomas to Chairman and Lourens Geldenhuys to Chief Financial Officer.

David Goring-Thomas has spent the past year working as a senior advisor for Stratos prior to which he spent over 20 years at DVB Bank, for the most part as Global Head of Aviation. David served as board member of DVB, a publicly listed European bank, from 2016 to 2019 and led the sale and transition of the DVB Aviation business to MUFG.

Stratos also announced the promotion of Lourens Geldenhuys to Chief Financial Officer. Lourens has headed up the Corporate Finance function at Stratos for the past 7 years and will assume broader responsibility for finance and strategic initiatives across the group in his new role. Lourens is a chartered accountant and before joining Stratos he spent a decade with the Standard Bank Group in London where he headed up Global Asset Finance.

Gary Fitzgerald, CEO of Stratos said "We are delighted to continue building out our team as a full service platform to support our fast-growing client base for remarketing, servicing and financing as the large commercial jet aircraft market emerges from the Covid crisis”