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Roger Welaratne

SVP & Manager, GECAS Engines

Roger Welaratne is Senior Vice-President, Engine Leasing for GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE. With primary responsibility for managing GECAS’ portfolio of 600 spare engines, Roger brings over 22 years’ engine leasing experience and has seen the sector grow from less than 100 spare engines to become a significant portion of the leasing industry.
With experience in the commercial aircraft engine industry since 1986, and prior to joining GECAS in 2005 to take responsibility for the Engine Leasing business unit, Roger was Managing Director of Shannon Engine Support (SES). Entering the Engine Leasing business in 1995, Roger led SES’ Sales and Marketing.
Roger holds a Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering from ENSICA Toulouse, France, and an MBA form University of Limerick, Ireland. Roger was a member of the Executive Training Programme in Japan spending 19 months in Tokyo in 1992 and 1993.
Roger, based in Shannon, Ireland, enjoys traveling, reading and car and karting racing.

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