Marcelo Santiago will take over as vice president of the Contracts and Asset Management team of Embraer’s commercial aviation business from Oct. 1. Santiago, who succeeds Simon Newitt, will report directly to Arjan Meijer, President and CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation.
Having joined Embraer on the E-Jet programme in 2001, Marcelo has for the last seven years been Managing Director Customer Finance and Credit Risk Management, overseeing the needs of all Embraer business units. Marcelo’s expertise covers structured and aviation finance, sales, leasing, debt financing, capital markets, risk management, credit analysis, securitization, export and trade finance. He holds a Master’s degree in Production Engineering, specializing in financial engineering and Project Finance, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business, both from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
“Marcelo has great passion and energy for the business and additionally will bring valuable knowledge and experience from his previous role in customer finance. A deserved move and I am confident he will do great in this role.” said Meijer.
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