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Deirdre Clifford

Head of Portfolio & Risk Management

As Head of Portfolio & Risk Management, Deirdre has responsibility for a team of analysts which cover Avolon’s global customer base as well as monitoring the overall portfolio risk of the business. The team is responsible for analysing the credit risk of each of Avolon’s existing and potential counterparties, as well as evaluating the structural risks and portfolio implications of all new transactions. Deirdre joined Avolon in November 2011.
Prior to working at Avolon, Deirdre worked for seven and a half years in RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC Aviation Capital), of which six were spent working on the credit risk team. As an SVP, Deirdre was primarily responsible for covering airlines in Europe and Asia. Deirdre joined RBS Aviation Capital in April 2004, initially working in the Transaction Management team on Aircraft Deliveries and Fundings. Deirdre began her professional career in Merrill Lynch working in various roles within Operations.
Deirdre has a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Languages from Dublin City University.

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