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My Career in Aviation Trading | Learning from Living & Working in Japan

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Together with UCD Japan and UCD Centre for Japanese Studies we are delighted to invite you to an online webinar ‘My Career in Aviation Trading – Learning from Living & Working in Japan.’

Panel Discussion on Learning from living and working in Japan / Ireland & intercultural communications in business with SMBC Aviation Capital.

Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022
Time: 1 – 2.15 PM
Online: Zoom – link will be shared with all registered on Eventbrite
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/my-career-in-aviation-trading-learning-from-living-working-in-japan-tickets-256905620627?aff=odclrlmeitc

Guest Speakers (All panel members are currently based in Japan):

Niall Barrett, VP Commercial Negotiation & Execution (UCD BA in Psychology)

Niall is a Vice President in the Commercial Negotiation & Execution Team which oversees the negotiation, co-ordination and project management of the company’s leasing, trading, restructuring, financing and OEM transactions at contract stage through to delivery and closing. Niall is currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Niall joined SMBC Aviation Capital in 2015 and prior to this role was a member of the Credit Risk team.  Niall graduated from University College Dublin in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and also holds an MSc in Marketing from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Breifne Ryan, VP Aircraft Trading (UCD BSc in Economics & Finance)

Breifne joined SMBC Aviation Capital in 2014, working initially with the Strategic and Market Analysis Team looking at industry trends and values. Breifne then joined the Commercial Analysis and Execution Team in 2016 where his responsibilities included commercial assessment and evaluation of all company transactions including asset acquisition, placement and trading and ensuring that transactions were appropriately priced, hedged and executed. Breifne then joined the Aircraft Trading Team in 2017 and is based in Tokyo. Breifne holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin and is a CFA charterholder.

Mina Takeshita, Analyst Commercial Negotiation & Execution (Hitotsubashi University, BA in Economics)

Mina is an analyst in the Commercial Negotiation & Execution Team which oversees the negotiation, co-ordination and project management of the company’s leasing, trading, restructuring, financing and OEM transactions at contract stage through to delivery and closing. Mina is also responsible for assisting with the insurance function within the team.  Mina joined SMBC Aviation Capital as a secondee from SMBC in January 2020 . Prior to joining SMBC Aviation Capital, Mina worked at SMBC in the Corporate Business Office in Tokyo where she was in charge of providing financial solutions including lending, cash management and transaction services to small and medium size enterprises. Mina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University and she also studied at the University of Minnesota on an exchange programme.


For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/my-career-in-aviation-trading-learning-from-living-working-in-japan-tickets-256905620627?aff=odclrlmeitc