Mr. Korteweg has been a Director of our company since September 20, 2005. He serves as Vice Chairman of Cerberus Global Investment Advisors, LLC, and Director of Cerberus entities in the Netherlands. In addition, he serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Showa Jisho Co. Ltd (Tokyo), Member of the Supervisory Board of Bawag PSK Bank (Vienna) and Non-Executive Member of the Board of Lucida Plc. (London). He currently also serves as senior advisor to Anthos B.V. Mr. Korteweg previously served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Mercedes Benz Nederland BV, as 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 the Group Executive Committee of Robeco Group in Rotterdam. From 1981 to 1986, he was Treasurer General at The Netherlands Ministry of Finance. In addition, Mr. Korteweg was a professor of economics from 1971 to 1998 at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Mr. Korteweg holds a PhD in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Executive Director, CEO
Mr. Kelly was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of our company on May 18, 2011. Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer of our U.S. operations since January 2008 and he was our 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 our company since May 18, 2011. Mr. Al Noaimi is also the Managing Director and CEO of Waha Capital PJSC. Prior to his current role, Mr. Al Noaimi served as Deputy CEO of Waha Capital and CEO of its wholly-owned leasing subsidiary, Waha Leasing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Al Noaimi held several roles in the banking and financial industry, including leadership positions at Dubai Islamic Bank, the UAE Central Bank, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. He chairs and sits on the board of a number of companies, including Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Dunia Finance and Bahrain’s ADDAX Bank. Mr. Al Noaimi is a UAE national and holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and International Business from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Homaid Al Shemmari
Mr. Al Shemmari has been a Director of our company since May 18, 2011. Mr. Al Shemmari is also the Executive Director of Mubadala Aerospace. He serves as Chairman of Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Strata Composite Manufacturing, Advance Military Maintenance Repair and overhaul Centre (AMMROC), Maximus Air and Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investment. In addition, he holds board positions with Abu Dhabi Aviation, Royal Jet and Yahsat. Before joining Mubadala, Mr. Al Shemmari was a Lieutenant Colonel in the UAE Armed Forces serving military aviation, maintenance, procurement and logistics. Mr. Al Shemmari 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 N. Chapman
Mr. Chapman has been a Director of our company since December 7, 2005. 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. Presently, Mr. Chapman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Tembec Inc. and Tower International, Inc., as well as a number of private companies. 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.
Paul T. Dacier
Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman
Mr. Dacier has been a Director of our company since May 27, 2010. He is also currently Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Corporation (an information infrastructure technology and solutions company). He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of EMC from February 2000 to May 2006 and joined that company in 1990 as General Counsel. 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 our company since May 27, 2010. He is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Limited, Exclusive Hotels, Modern Water plc, and he 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.
Marius J.L. Jonkhart
Mr. Jonkhart has been a Director of our company since October 11, 2005. He is currently also a member of the Supervisory Boards of BAWAG P.S.K. AG, Tata Steel Nederland B.V., Orco Bank International N.V. and Staatsbosbeheer, and a Non-Executive Director of Aozora Bank. Mr. Jonkhart is an independent financial consultant for various companies, including Cerberus Global Investment Advisors, LLC and Cerberus Global Investments B.V. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of De Nationale Investerings Bank N.V. and the Chief Executive Officer of NOB Holding N.V. 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 the Connexxion Holding N.V., European Investment Bank, Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten N.V., Postbank N.V., NPM Capital N.V., Kema N.V., AM Holding N.V. and De Nederlandsche Bank N.V. He has also served as 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.
Robert G. (Bob) Warden
Mr. Warden has been a Director of our company since 20 September, 2005. He is also currently a Partner at Pamplona Capital Management, a private equity investment firm, which he joined in August 2012. 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 AB from Brown University.