Mark Lapidus is the Chief Executive Officer and a shareholder of Amedeo. Before founding Amedeo, between 2005 and 2013, Mark was a Managing Director and a founding shareholder of Doric GmbH.
Mark began his career with GE Capital in Chicago in 1985 engaged in leasing investments into corporate jets, truck fleets and industrial equipment.
Between 1990 and the beginning of 2005 he was a Managing Director with Citigroup’s Global Asset Finance Group based in London and Madrid.
Mark holds an Economics degree from De Paul University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Paul Kent is a shareholder of Amedeo and a key architect both of the company’s original business plan and the Amedeo platform.
Paul joined Citigroup in 1997 and was a Director in the Structured Corporate Finance team, working with Mark Lapidus.
Both at Citigroup and subsequently at Doric Paul has completed many landmark and award-winning transactions with multiple awards for innovation.
Paul has a track record of ground-breaking initiatives including the financing of the world’s first A380 aircraft with Singapore Airlines, the development of the institutional market for aircraft investments in the UK and the first EETC financing in the US capital markets for a non-US issuer since the financial crisis.
Bill Finn is a shareholder of Amedeo and is focused on asset management compliance and setting risk criteria for Amedeo’s portfolio of investments.
Previously, Bill was a Senior Credit Officer and Senior Securities Officer at Citigroup and a member of the Capital Markets Approval Committee in Asia, North America and the UK.
Bill spent the majority of his twenty year career in Independent Risk Management in global structured products. Here, Bill gained expertise in the areas of asset finance and capital instruments interfacing with regulators in the UK and the US.
Bill also designed and led in-house training for Citigroup on risk issues in Asia, Europe and North America.
Mohamed El-Boraï graduated with a Ph.D. in Computational Aerodynamics from the UK after completing his apprenticeship with Hawker Siddeley Aviation (Hatfield).
A 48-year aviation veteran, he worked at both Boeing, as a Senior Aerodynamicist, and Saudi Arabian Airlines where he set-up the Performance Engineering department before heading the Flight Operations Automation. Mohamed moved on to Airbus in the Customer Support department where he reached the position of Head of Customer Support Services in charge of both the Product Support and Training.
Mohamed has provided airlines, lessors and financial investors with the required contractual and technical support, in addition to providing management consultancy which has led him to be advisor to CEOs of Flag Carriers and Low-Cost airlines as well as a Board Member of an airline. He successfully managed a turnaround as managing director of Thomas Cook Airlines and was a board member of Thomas Cook UK.
He is an ISTAT Foundation Trustee.
Financing of the world’s first A380 aircraft with Singapore Airlines
Amedeo’s deal capabilities and industry knowledge across the aviation sector is unmatched, which is why the firm’s transactions are held up year after year as exemplary by influential publications.
Aircraft Leasing Innovator of the Year
Operating Lease Deal of the Year-Middle East
Best Global Widebody Acquisition and Leasing Company Award (AA4P)