Our Team

Siggi Kristinsson Siggi Kristinsson

Siggi Kristinsson

Chief Executive Officer
[ AV AIRFINANCE LIMITED, IRELAND ]
Mr. Kristinsson has been involved in commercial aviation, financing and leasing for more than 30 years.  Mr. Kristinsson co-founded Volito Aviation...Read More

Mr. Kristinsson has been involved in commercial aviation, financing and leasing for more than 30 years.  Mr. Kristinsson co-founded Volito Aviation Services AB in 2016, a company providing debt origination and advisory services to Goldman Sachs and others. Prior to that, Mr. Kristinsson was the CEO of an aircraft lessor, jointly owned by Goldman Sachs and Volito AB of Sweden. Mr. Kristinsson successfully grew the lessor vehicle to over 80 commercial jets and managed a successful sale of the company in 2016. Prior to 2007, Mr. Kristinsson held an executive position at PK AirFinance (a GECAS affiliate) where he worked for 17 years in various functions of increasing responsibility.  Mr. Kristinsson has served on the boards of a number of companies for Volito Aviation AB and served on the board of governors for ISTAT’s international aircraft appraisers program. Mr. Kristinsson was a part time lecturer on asset management at the Air Business Academy in Toulouse and has spoken at numerous industry events arranged by Everest Events and various others. Mr. Kristinsson holds a BS degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Per Waldelof Per Waldelof

Per Waldelof

Consultant - Loan Origination
[ AV AIRFINANCE LIMITED, IRELAND ]
Per Waldelof has been working within commercial aviation finance for some 30 years. Mr. Waldelof started in his finance career with Merkantil Leasing...Read More

Per Waldelof has been working within commercial aviation finance for some 30 years. Mr. Waldelof started in his finance career with Merkantil Leasing (part of the Gotabanken group) in Stockholm and Luxembourg and then Christiania Bank in Luxembourg and London, active in financing of transportation equipment – trucks, trailers, shipping and aviation. He later moved to PK AirFinance and spent the next 25 years working out of PK’s offices in Luxembourg, Tokyo, New York and Toulouse. During that tenure, he acted as regional manager and later as head of marketing for the company. Mr Waldelof was named president of PK AirFinance and acted in that role throughout 2019 and 2020 while based in Luxembourg. He has experience working with customers all over the world, in a wide variety of lending structures including JOLs, JOLCOs, non-recourse and full recourse debt to lessors, as well as direct airline loans.

Axel Hammar Axel Hammar

Axel Hammar

Chief Risk Officer
[ AV AIRFINANCE LIMITED, IRELAND ]
Mr. Hammar has more than thirteen years of experience from investment analysis to complex cross border transactions. Prior to his role with AV AirFinance...Read More

Mr. Hammar has more than thirteen years of experience from investment analysis to complex cross border transactions. Prior to his role with AV AirFinance, Mr. Hammar served as a senior vice president of Volito Aviation Services, a company he co-founded in 2016 that provided debt origination services for Goldman Sachs among others. He began his career with one of the world’s leading oil majors and quickly advanced to roles within the corporate M&A function. Mr. Hammar holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Lund University of Technology.

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Ryan Jasinski Ryan Jasinski

Ryan Jasinski

Senior Vice President – Loan Origination (Americas)
[ AV AIRFINANCE L.P., USA ]
Mr. Jasinski has 14 years of experience in the commercial aircraft industry.  Before joining AV AirFinance, he spent 10 years with CIT Aerospace in New York...Read More

Mr. Jasinski has 14 years of experience in the commercial aircraft industry. Before joining AV AirFinance, he spent 10 years with CIT Aerospace in New York acting as a pricing analyst and an assistant vice president in the Financial Institutions Group. After the sale of CIT Aerospace in 2017, Mr. Jasinski joined CIT Bank to head the commercial aircraft loan origination team. During which time he was responsible for originating new commercial aviation lending business and successfully deployed over $2.0 billion in new loans. Mr. Jasinski earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Business Management from St. Peter’s University. While attending St. Peter’s, Mr. Jasinski was a four-year letter winner and three-time captain of the university’s Division 1 golf team. In 2018, he was a recipient of the “Airline Economics 40 Under 40 Award.”

Ciara McGrath Ciara McGrath

Ciara McGrath

Director of Operations
[ AV AIRFINANCE LIMITED, IRELAND ]
Ms. McGrath is responsible for the operation side of AV AirFinance overseeing contract management, compliance, accounting, tax reporting, and...Read More

Ms. McGrath is responsible for the operation side of AV AirFinance overseeing contract management, compliance, accounting, tax reporting, and insurance among others. Ms. McGrath has over 20 years of experience in commercial aviation finance first with Babcock and Brown between 1998 and 2006 and later for BBAM between 2011 and 2019. During her time there, she covered contract and portfolio management responsibilities. In between her time with Babcock and BBAM, Ms. McGrath worked for Hannover Aircraft Leasing as a company director and consultant monitoring tax compliance, preparing financials and overseeing general corporate affairs. More recently, she has worked with WNG Capital as a senior contract manager. Ms. McGrath is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (F.C.C.A) and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Liverpool John Moores University.

With a group of experienced finance professionals and the support of KKR, we intend to become a global leader in commercial aviation lending, supporting the financing needs of airlines, lessors, manufacturers, and investors.

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