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Tony Kondo

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Head of Trading
SMBC Aero Engine Lease


Tony works for SMBC Aero Engine Lease B.V. since its establishment at 2013 as VP Sales & Marketing in Europe, Africa and Middle East and as head of trading for trading activities globally. SAEL was founded in 2013 as a joint venture engine leasing company between Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation and Germany’s MTU Aero Engines. And in April 2019, Sumitomo Mitsui Financing and Leasing was on board. It focuses on long term leasing / purchase and leaseback of popular narrowbody engines such as the LEAP/GTF, CFM56-5/7, V2500-A5, CF34-10 but can also handle widebody engines such as the GE90-115B and Genx-1B. Tony joined Sumitomo Corporation in 2008 and has mainly worked for the aircraft leasing team where he was involved in the acquisition of RBS Aviation Capital now rebranded SMBC Aviation Capital. Tony is a graduate of Kyoto University and holds a degree in Economics.