ABL Corporation, the global independent asset investment management firm, has further expanded its global team with the appointment of Umid Sharipov as Managing Director, Relationship Management in Tokyo.
Umid’s appointment further strengthens ABL Corporation’s senior leadership team as the company expands its global footprint with the recent announcement of the Japan office opening to enforce its strong partnership in Japan and continue bringing innovative asset financing solutions in the country and globally.
ABL Corporation, together with its Japanese exclusive partner, have an established and strong track record in Japan including the successful closing of several industry firsts over the pandemic, including the first Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO) ever funded with AFIC insurance-backed debt, for Israeli airline El Al to purchase a new Boeing 787-9 aircraft, or the first ever aircraft remote delivery for Turkish airline Pegasus to purchase a new Airbus A321neo aircraft for in the first ever JOLCO funded with ACG guaranteed debt.
In his new role as Managing Director, Relationship Management, Umid will be responsible for further solidifying ABL Corporation’s partnership in Japan to support the business expansion and offerings in Japan. A structured and asset finance professional with international experience of more than a decade, Umid joins ABL Corporation from BNP Paribas, where he spent 10 years in the field of transportation finance and most recently held the position of Vice President, Loans & Specialized Finance / Loans & Market Financing Syndicate.
Ali Ben Lmadani, CEO of ABL Corporation, said: “I am delighted to welcome Umid to ABL Corporation. Umid’s years of experience in various segments of the industry in Japan and overseas, including the arrangement of tax lease transactions in Japan, makes him uniquely positioned for the role. I have the confidence that he will be key to widening our global footprint and achieving our strategic growth ambitions by strengthening our partnership in Japan”.
Commenting on his appointment, Umid Sharipov said: “I am very excited to start a new chapter of my career with ABL Corporation. Together with strong technical expertise, entrepreneurial culture and global reach of ABL, we will be able to further enhance our partnership in Japan and introduce even more innovative transactions to Japanese market together with our partner.”