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ALI BEN LMADANI
Founder & CEO
Ali Ben Lmadani is the founder and CEO of ABL Aviation, an independent aircraft investment management firm focusing on commercial aircraft, headquartered in Dublin with offices in New York, Casablanca, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Innovative, global, and efficient, ABL Aviation is a fast-growing company setting trends across the industry through its creative approach in the aircraft investment model.
Ali is a strong market leader and forward thinker in the aviation industry, developing a successful strategic vision of alternative investment models that consistently achieve key milestones. In recent years, he has structured several aircraft transactions for private equity investors and family offices, developing financial models, sourcing debt, and providing, along with his experienced team, in-depth technical support.
ABL Aviation seeks to develop unique investment strategies that fall outside the status quo that governs the industry.
At his previous role at the New York boutique investment firm, The Transportation Group, Ali was responsible for developing opportunities and structuring deals with several airlines including Emirates and Singapore Airlines. He shows extensive knowledge on equity and debt players, especially in the Middle Eastern and Asian markets.
A serial entrepreneur, Ali founded his first business at 22 years old, an airport ground support equipment business called ABL Industries where he exported airport ground support equipment from the U.S. into Europe and Africa. Soon after, he co-founded ABL Real Estate in Paris which specializes in the sale and rental markets. Inspired by the innovative Airbnb market, Ali then created ‘EasyGuests Inc.’, a short-term rental property management company which operates in five (5) cities across the U.S. and Europe.
Originally from Morocco, Ali attended Campbell University in North Carolina and holds both Moroccan and U.S. citizenships.
Ali has been named in the Airline Economics “Top 40 under 40” list 2019 edition. He was a FINRA registered representative and held a Series 7 investment banking qualification. Recently Ali became a board member of the Wings Club foundation.