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Ian F Reid

Senior Financial Adviser
Philippine Airlines

Following the investment of San Miguel Corporation into PAL and the initiation of its re-fleeting plan, Ian was appointed as Senior Financial Adviser to Philippine Airlines (PAL) where he is responsible for fleet acquisition and financing. Prior to this appointment, Ian has held various positions on different sides of the aviation finance industry including as an investment banker, a commercial banker, an aircraft lessor as well as an airline adviser. His previous position was with Swire Pacific where he was CEO of SkyWorks CapitalAsia Ltd, a joint venture with Air China, Cathay Pacific and SkyWorks, where he acted as adviser to the shareholder airlines as well as a number of other airlines and aircraft lessors. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President with RBS Aviation Capital inaugurating the company's presence in Asia in 2002 with the opening of its Hong Kong office. During this time, RBS Aviation Capital rose to become one of the top 5 aircraft lessors globally. Prior to RBS Aviation Capital, Ian was Managing Director, Asia for the Transportation & Logistics Group of JP Morgan in Hong Kong and was Managing Director for Chase Manhattan Bank's Global Aerospace Group between 1994 and 2000, working in both in Hong Kong and in London. During this time he acted as financial advisor on the $2.2 billion restructuring of Philippine Airlines during the Asian financial crisis. He started his banking career with Chase in London in the 1980s and spent a few years with The Transportation Group (TTG) in Hong Kong arranging tax based leases before returning to Chase. He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in London as a management consultant.

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