Jim Clarke

Former CFO of Air Lease Corporation

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  • Air Lease Corporation
  • AerCap Holdings N.V.


Jim has over 30 years of aircraft leasing experience and has spent time as a lessor, a lender, and an airline customer in the industry. In 1990, he joined GPA, now AerCap, and then spent 5 years at GECAS before joining Merrill Lynch running structured finance in the late 90’s. He has over 5 years experience as an airline CFO and was the CFO of Air Lease working closely with Steve Hazy between 2010-12. Jim now runs an aircraft restructuring boutique to assist airlines and lessors globally.