Director Sales, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
James is the Sales Director, Africa for the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, a position he has held since October 2019.
A highly accomplished aviation and finance professional, James has extensive global experience in aviation finance, leasing and banking.
James previously worked with GECAS – the aircraft finance and leasing subsidiary of GE Capital, a role he held from 2011 – 2019, based out of GE’s Africa headquarters in Nairobi. During this time, he led the Company’s Sales and Marketing efforts across sub-Saharan Africa, working with various commercial airlines to structure innovative aircraft financing and leasing solutions.
James has also held various roles of increasing responsibility in banking within Standard Chartered Bank that saw him work in Africa, the United States and the Middle East.
James is an alumnus of the United States International University (USIU) Africa in Nairobi, where he earned a BSc. in International Business Administration in 1999, and the University of Liverpool, where he earned his MBA in 2000.
James is married with two children and is an avid rugby fan who enjoys meeting new people, swimming, travelling and cooking.