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Michael Weiss
Chief Strategy Officer

Michael Weiss is the Chief Strategy Officer at ABL Aviation. In this role, he guides the company’s strategic direction and growth initiatives. With over 30 years of experience in aviation banking and aircraft leasing, Michael brings valuable insights to his role.

Michael began his aviation career with Swiss Bank Corporation in the early 1990s. He later worked for the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in London and Singapore, expanding the bank’s aircraft finance activities in India, China, Southeast Asia, and Australia. In 2002, Michael joined Investec Bank PLC as Head of Aircraft Finance, where he established dedicated funds for aircraft-related investments and led the bank to become a prominent provider of structured financing solutions and operating leases to African airlines.

In 2014, he served as the Head of Aircraft Trading at SMBC Aviation Capital, where his team entered new markets in Asia, particularly Japan, and sold about 275 aircraft worth approximately $7 billion. From 2017 to 2021, Michael was a director at ISTAT, a leading trade association in the aviation industry.

Michael holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Manchester University, providing a strong technical foundation for his extensive industry knowledge.

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