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NEW Advisory Board

The NEW Airfinance Journal Dublin Advisory Board is comprised of selection eminent  of industry thought leaders.

The Advisory Board work with our editorial team to help curate and contribute to the cutting edge content on offer at Airfinance Journal Dublin and ensure that we create the perfect format to facilitate networking and connections with the right people during this exciting time in the aviation finance industry.

 

Dick DDick Forsberg has over 40 years’ aviation industry experience, working in a variety of roles with airlines, operating lessors, arrangers and capital providers in the disciplines of business strategy, industry analysis and forecasting, asset valuation, portfolio risk management and airline credit assessment. As a founding executive and Head of Strategy at Avolon, his responsibilities include defining the trading cycle of the business, primary interface with the aircraft appraisal and valuation community, industry analysis and forecasting, driving thought leadership initiatives, setting portfolio risk management criteria and determining capital allocation targets.
Prior to Avolon, Dick was a founding executive at RBS Aviation Capital and previously worked with IAMG, GECAS and GPA following a 20-year career in the UK airline industry. Dick has a Diploma in Business Studies and in Marketing from the UK Institute of Marketing is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and also a Board Director of ISTAT (The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading).

 

 

 

Lynn GLynn Guiney joined Avolon in July 2016 and is responsible for Origination in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.   Prior to joining Avolon, Lynn worked at Standard Chartered Bank as Managing Director in its Aviation Finance division. During her career in aviation finance, Lynn has worked in a variety of roles across the aircraft leasing and finance sectors, including a number of senior origination and management roles at AWAS and SMBC Aviation (formerly RBS Aviation Capital).  

Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, both from University College Dublin. She holds a Master of Business Studies from University College Cork (Irish Management Institute).

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn MMarjan Riggi is a Senior Managing Director who leads the Corporate Aviation and Specialty Finance teams at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. She has over 20 years of multi-sector expertise in credit analysis of banks and specialty finance, as well as securitizations. Marjan initiated ratings of aircraft lessors at KBRA in early 2013 and has since been responsible for the development of the analytical framework and the ratings of aircraft lessors and airlines including EETCs and other secured aviation financings. Prior to joining KBRA, Riggi was a Senior Credit Officer at Moody’s with senior lead responsibility for banks and diversified financials (finance companies, private equity firms, stock exchanges, and other securities firms). Before covering financials, Marjan was a lead analyst in Structured Finance at Moody's where she covered ABS and RMBS as well as ratings criteria development. She began her career as a Banking Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Marjan has a Masters in International Affairs and Finance from Columbia University in NY and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

Betsy SBetsy R. Snyder is a Director in S&P Global Ratings Corporate Ratings group. She joined the company in 1990 and specializes in coverage of transportation companies, including aircraft lessors and the airline industry. She also works extensively on Structured Finance transactions related to her areas of specialization. Prior to joining S&P, Betsy was an equity research analyst for Merrill Lynch and L.F. Rothschild. Betsy holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and a master of business administration degree in Finance from Fordham University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Betsy is a Trustee of the ISTAT Foundation and a member of the ISTAT International Appraisers’ Program Board of Governors.  In addition, she holds membership in several industry-related organizations.
Betsy R. Snyder is a Director in S&P Global Ratings Corporate Ratings group. She joined the company in 1990 and specializes in coverage of transportation equipment lessors in all sectors and the airline industry. She also works extensively on Structured Finance transactions related to her areas of specialization. Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, Betsy was an equity research analyst for Merrill Lynch and L.F. Rothschild. Betsy holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and a master of business administration degree in Finance from Fordham University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Betsy is a Trustee of the ISTAT Foundation and a member of the ISTAT International Appraisers’ Program Board of Governors.  In addition, she holds membership in several industry-related organizations.

 

 

 

 

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Christine RChristine Rovelli is currently the Vice President and Group Treasurer of Finnair Oyj, the flag carrier of Finland.  Christine has played a key role in the Company’s capital structure and strategy efforts, managing a team responsible for aircraft financing, capital markets, cash management and payment systems, the Finnair pension fund, implementation of accounting standards such as IFRS 9 and 16, and the hedging of Finnair’s jet fuel, interest rate and currency exposures.
 
Prior to joining Finnair in 2012, Christine worked in investment banking in London and New York, advising airlines, aircraft lessors, shipping companies, and logistics providers on M&A and capital markets transactions. Christine is based in Helsinki and has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Accounting, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

   

 

 

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