AerFin recently announced the appointment of Paul Ashcroft in a newly created role of SVP – Asia Pacific.
Paul is an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ service in wide ranging technical and commercial functions. After starting his career at GE Wales, where he led the powerplant technical support of CFM56 engines with Asia Pacific customers and trained as a Six-Sigma Black Belt, he moved to hold leadership positions in Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong, where he was part of the aircraft trading team and responsible for the engineering aspects of lease transitions. Within Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace, as chief of service engineer, he led a large team improving operational reliability, enhancing customer technical support, and optimizing life cycle cost of the worldwide RB211 and Trent fleets; he also supported the expansion of operations into Singapore. Most recently he was head of engineering services in Rolls Royce Defence leading international teams and ensuring customers’ in-service needs were met.
In this new position Ashcroft will be responsible for growing AerFin’s presence across the region, nurturing a high performance culture environment, and developing and executing the company’s revenue objectives. He will also be helping set out the vision for AerFin’s growth and long-term partnership opportunities with our existing and future customer base.
AerFin’s chief commercial officer, James Bennett, said, “I am delighted to secure Paul’s services. Not only is he hugely knowledgeable and respected with relationships cultivated over the years, none more so than in Asia Pacific, but he’s also a proven people leader with extensive experience of developing high performing teams, which will be key for us as we build presence in region.”