CDB Aviation picks Jie Chen
The board of directors of CDB Aviation, a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, has selected Jie Chen to become the company’s new chief executive officer.
Chen will take the helm in January 2023 and replace Patrick Hannigan, whose retirement comes after six years of leading the evolution of CDB Aviation into a top-tier lessor.
Chen joins CDB Aviation from the Air Lease Corporation (ALC), where he served as executive vice-president, managing director for Asia and president of ALC Hong Kong. Prior to ALC, Chen worked at the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), most recently serving as senior vice-president and managing director for Asia, leading ILFC’s sales and marketing activities in the Asia-Pacific region. (cj)