Mr. Korteweg has been a Director of AerCap since September 27, 2006. He serves as Vice Chairman of Cerberus Global Investment Advisors, LLC, and Director of Cerberus entities in the Netherlands. In addition, he serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of Bawag PSK Bank (Vienna) and Non-Executive Member of the Board of Haya Real Estate S.L.U. (Madrid). He currently also serves as senior advisor to Anthos B.V. Mr. Korteweg previously served, amongst others, as Chairman of the Board of Capital Home Loans Ltd., Member of the Supervisory Board of Mercedes Benz Nederland B.V., Non-Executive Member of the Board of Aozora Bank Ltd. (Tokyo), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Pensions and Insurance Supervisory Authority of the Netherlands, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of De Nederlandsche Bank. From 1987 to 2001, Mr. Korteweg was President and Chief Executive Officer of Robeco Group in Rotterdam. From 1981 to 1986, he was Treasurer General at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Mr. Korteweg was a professor of economics from 1971 to 1998 at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Executive Director, CEO
Mr. Kelly was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of AerCap on May 18, 2011. Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer of AerCap’s U.S. operations since January 2008 and was AerCap’s Group Treasurer from 2005 through December 31, 2007. He started his career in the aviation leasing and financing business with Guinness Peat Aviation in 1998 and has continued working with its successors AerFi in Ireland and debis AirFinance and AerCap in Amsterdam. Prior to joining GPA in 1998, he spent three years with KPMG in Dublin. Mr. Kelly is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Master’s degree in Accounting from University College Dublin.
Salem Al Noaimi
Mr. Al Noaimi has been a Director of AerCap since May 18, 2011. Mr. Al Noaimi is also Waha Capital’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, responsible for leading the company’s overall strategy across its business lines. Mr. Al Noaimi has served as Waha’s CEO over the past eight years, with previous roles including Deputy CEO of Waha, and CEO of Waha Leasing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Al Noaimi held various positions at Dubai Islamic Bank, the UAE Central Bank, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Kraft Foods. He chairs and sits on the Board of a number of companies, including Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Dunia Finance, Anglo Arabian Healthcare, Al Dhafra Insurance Company and Bahrain’s ADDAX Bank. Mr. Al Noaimi is a UAE national with a degree in Finance and International Business from Northeastern University in Boston.
Homaid Al Shimmari
Mr. Al Shimmari has been a Director of AerCap since May 18, 2011. Mr. Al Shimmari is also the Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Aerospace & Engineering Services and member of the Investment Committee at Mubadala. He holds prominent roles with key aerospace, communications technology, defense and energy companies and organizations, including Chairman of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Maximus Air Cargo, Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investment (ADASI) and Abu Dhabi Ship Building, and currently holds board positions with Mubadala Petroleum, Masdar, Global Foundries, Abu Dhabi Aviation, Royal Jet, du - Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC and SR Technics Holdco 1 GmbH. Mr. Al Shimmari is also a Board Member of the UAE University Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Etihad Airways Engineering LLC. Before joining Mubadala, Mr. Al Shimmari was a Lieutenant Colonel in the UAE Armed Forces serving in the areas of military aviation, maintenance, procurement and logistics. Mr. Al Shimmari holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and holds a black belt in six sigma from General Electric, a highly disciplined leadership program.
James (Jim) Chapman
Mr. Chapman has been a Director of AerCap since July 26, 2006. Mr. Chapman serves as a Non-Executive Advisory Director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC, an aviation and aerospace management consulting services company based in Greenwich, Connecticut, which he joined in December 2004. Prior to SkyWorks, Mr. Chapman joined Regiment Capital Advisors, an investment advisor based in Boston specializing in high yield investments, which he joined in January 2003. Prior to Regiment, Mr. Chapman was a capital markets and strategic planning consultant and worked with private and public companies as well as hedge funds (including Regiment) across a range of industries. Mr. Chapman was affiliated with The Renco Group, Inc. from December 1996 to December 2001. Prior to Renco, Mr. Chapman worked in the financial services industry at Fieldstone Private Capital Group from 1990 through 1996 and Bankers Trust Company from 1985 through 1990. Presently, Mr. Chapman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Arch Coal, Inc., Tembec Inc. and Tower International, Inc. Mr. Chapman received an MBA with distinction from Dartmouth College and was elected as an Edward Tuck Scholar. He received his BA, with distinction, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in addition to being a Rufus Choate Scholar.
Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman
Mr. Dacier has been a Director of AerCap since May 27, 2010. He is also currently the general counsel at Indigo Agriculture, a privately held start-up company. Presently, Mr. Dacier serves as a Non-Executive Director of GTI Technology Holdings Inc. (a technology holding company), and he is on the Board of Directors of Progress Software Inc. (a software application development company). Until 2016, Mr. Dacier was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Corporation (an information infrastructure technology and solutions company), where he worked in various positions since 1990. He was a Non-Executive Director of Genesis from November 2007 until the date of the amalgamation with AerCap International Bermuda Limited. Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Dacier was an attorney with Apollo Computer Inc. (a computer work station company) from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Dacier received a BA in history and a JD in 1983 from Marquette University. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of Wisconsin.
Richard (Michael) Gradon
Mr. Gradon has been a Director of AerCap since May 27, 2010. He is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Exclusive Hotels, and is on the Board of Directors of The All England Lawn Tennis Ground PLC, The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Wimbledon Championships. He was a Non-Executive Director of Genesis from November 2007 until the date of the amalgamation with AerCap International Bermuda Limited. He practiced law at Slaughter & May before joining the UK FTSE 100 company The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company ("P&O") where he was a main Board Director from 1998 until its takeover in 2006. His roles at P&O included the group commercial & legal director function and he served as Chairman of P&O's property division. In addition, Mr. Gradon served as Chairman of La Manga Club, Spain, and Chief Executive Officer of the London Gateway projects. Mr. Gradon holds an MA degree in law from Cambridge University.
Mr. Jonkhart has been a Director of AerCap since July 26, 2006. He is also currently a member of the Supervisory Boards of Ecorys Holding, Orco Bank International and Tata Steel Nederland. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of De Nationale Investeringsbank (NIBC) and the Chief Executive Officer of NOB Holding. He also served as the Director of monetary affairs of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. In addition, he has been a professor of finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has served as a member of a number of Supervisory Boards, including the Supervisory Boards of BAWAG PSK Bank, Staatsbosbeheer, Connexxion Holding, European Investment Bank, Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten, Postbank, NPM Capital, Kema, AM Holding and De Nederlandsche Bank. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Aozora Bank, Chairman of the Investment Board of ABP Pension Fund and several other funds. Mr. Jonkhart holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Business Economics and a PhD in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
James (Jim) Lawrence
Mr. Lawrence has been a Director of AerCap since May 5, 2017. He is currently Chairman of Great North Star LLC, a private investment firm. Recently he partnered with JANA Partners in an investment in ConAgra Foods. Previously, Mr. Lawrence served as Chairman of Rothschild North America and earlier as Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild North America and as co-head of global investment banking at Rothschild from 2010 to 2015. Prior to Rothschild, Mr. Lawrence was the Chief Financial Officer of Unilever and he served as Executive Director on the boards of Unilever NV and Unilever PLC. He joined Unilever in 2007 after serving as the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of General Mills for 9 years. Prior to General Mills, Mr. Lawrence was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Northwest Airlines from 1996 to 1998, and before that Mr. Lawrence was a division President at PepsiCo, serving as CEO of Pepsi-Cola Asia, Middle East, Africa from 1992 to 1996. In 1983, he cofounded The LEK Partnership, a corporate strategy and merger/acquisition firm, headquartered in London. Before that he was a Partner of Bain and Company having opened their London and Munich offices. Prior to that, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Lawrence is currently a Non-Executive Director of Avnet Inc., Smurfit Kappa Group and, until 2018, IAG (International Consolidated Airlines Group). His aviation industry experience dates from 1990, and it includes, in addition to being the Chief Financial Officer of Northwest Airlines, serving on the boards of Continental Airlines, TWA, Mesaba, British Airways. Since 1990, Mr. Lawrence has served on 16 public company boards, several private company boards and numerous non-profit boards. Mr. Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Walsh has been a Director of AerCap since May 5, 2017. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of NS Financial Services (Holdings) Limited, an international train leasing and financing company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of NS Groep, the state railway company of the Netherlands and, until the end of 2017, of KIRK Aviation A/S, a Danish company which manages the aviation investments of KIRK Kapital A/S, which is an investment company owned by the Kirk Johansen family. He previously served as a Non-Executive Director, including Chairman, of a number of companies which finance and lease aircraft and trains throughout the world. Mr. Walsh has over twenty-five years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director, senior executive and commercial lawyer in the aircraft leasing and financing industry. In 1989, he joined GPA Group plc, the aircraft leasing and financing company, and held a number of senior management positions, including General Counsel. Following the acquisition of GPA by debis AirFinance in 2000, Mr. Walsh was appointed General Counsel of debis AirFinance and held that position until 2002. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Chief Legal Officer of Bord Gais Eireann, the Irish gas utility. From 1986 to 1989, he was a diplomat in the Irish Diplomatic Service. Mr. Walsh is a barrister and a law graduate of University College Cork in Ireland.
Robert (Bob) Warden
Mr. Warden has been a Director of AerCap since July 26, 2006. He is also currently a Partner at Pamplona Capital Management, a private equity investment firm, which he joined in August 2012. Mr. Warden serves as a director for several private companies affiliated with Pamplona. Prior to joining Pamplona, Mr. Warden was Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. from February 2003 to August 2012, a Vice President at J.H. Whitney from May 2000 to February 2003, a Principal at Cornerstone Equity Investors LLC from July 1998 to May 2000 and an Associate at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from July 1995 to July 1998. Mr. Warden received his A.B. from Brown University.