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Ali Ben Lmadani
Chief Executive Officer

Ali Ben Lmadani, founder and CEO of ABL Aviation, is renowned for his impactful contributions to the aviation industry. His entrepreneurial journey began at age 22, when he established ABL Industries, a key player in the airport ground support equipment sector, exporting from the United States to markets in Europe and Africa. Following this venture, Ali co-founded ABL Real Estate in Paris, specialising in the sale and rental property markets. Drawing inspiration from Airbnb’s model, he launched EasyGuests Inc., a short-term rental property management firm operating across multiple U.S. and European cities. His prior role at The Transportation Group, a New York-based boutique investment firm, saw him formulating strategies and negotiating deals with major airlines like Emirates and Singapore Airlines.

Ali Ben Lmadani is a visionary leader in alternative investment models for the aviation sector. His strategic insights have led to numerous successful aircraft transactions for private equity investors and family offices, providing crucial financial models, debt sourcing, and technical support. His expertise particularly shines in equity and debt financing across Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

Ali’s academic background includes a degree from Campbell University in North Carolina. He was featured in the 2019 Airline Economics “Top 40 Under 40” list and has received multiple accolades, including the 100 Africa Economic Leaders of Tomorrow 2023 by Choiseul and the Investment Management Professional of the Year 2023 by Corporate Livewire. He is also a member of the Wings Club Foundation board.

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