Leadership Team


Simon J. Hanson

Head of Asia Pacific

Based in Hong Kong, Simon Hanson is responsible for managing Avolon’s team in Asia Pacific and co-ordinating airline and investor relationships and business development activities in the region.

Prior to Avolon, he was on the RBS team that negotiated the acquisition of IAMG and managed the foundation of RBS Aviation Capital in 2001. Having previously spent 8 years in the UK banking sector, he joined RBS Aviation Capital at its foundation initially as an originator in Europe. He moved to Hong Kong in 2002 to establish a new office and create a local franchise. In 2007 he was appointed Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific with overall responsibility for RBS Aviation Capital’s origination activities in the region. Simon has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Financial Services from Sheffield Hallam University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Simon is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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