Nov 01, 2011
Hong Kong – Hong Kong Aviation Capital (“HKAC”), a leading global aircraft lessor, announced today it has appointed Peter Huijbers as its new Regional Commercial Head, Asia Pacific responsible for airline leasing relationships.
Mr. Huijbers will be based in Hong Kong and was most recently the Managing Director of VIA Capital Partners, LLC – a company specialised in aircraft PDP (Pre-Delivery Payment) finance solutions. He will commence his appointment with HKAC on 1 January 2012.
Mr. Huijbers has over 25 years aviation industry experience, and has been employed in senior commercial positions at BMW Rolls-Royce, Lufthansa Technik as well as being Managing Director at Nordcapital Aviation. Mr. Huijbers’ experience covers the full spectrum of technical, commercial and capital markets and he has dealt extensively with the senior management of airlines, banks, aircraft investors and closed- end funds globally.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Mr. Huijbers’ immense capability and wide experience joining us at HKAC. Mr. Huijbers will lead HKAC’s focus on the growth of our new business with airlines and aircraft manufacturers in Asia Pacific, and brings a wealth of relationships and credibility that will add value to the HKAC proposition with them,” said Mr. Donal Boylan, CEO, Hong Kong Aviation Capital.
Mr. Huijbers is a member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) and has been a member of the Board of Directors from 2005 – 2011. Mr. Huijbers played a key role in the ISTAT Globalization Initiative growing both ISTAT’s European presence as well as developing an initial presence in Asia with a very successful first ISTAT China conference in May 2011. Mr. Huijbers graduated with distinction from the Technical University in Eindhoven, NL, and has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science. He has been on the examination board of the Marketing Academy in Hamburg for business-to-business Marketing and is fluent in Dutch, German and English.