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Novus Aviation Capital announces new strategic appointments to support business operations and growth

Matt Lancaster joins as VP – Legal while Andy Jennings takes over as VP – Technical


Novus Aviation Capital has increased its senior management team with the appointment of Matt Lancaster as Vice President – Legal, and Andy Jennings as Vice President – Technical.

Matt Lancaster has joined the firm to enhance the legal team and help Novus better cope with the development of its business activities and aircraft portfolio. Matt has over 14 years of legal experience, including over a decade at Clifford Chance; he has also served as in-house counsel at Rolls-Royce.

Meanwhile, Andy Jennings has started his new role with Novus in January 2017 and will supplement the existing technical team out of the Dubai office. Andy has over 15 years of technical experience and has previously worked with leading manufacturers, airlines and lessors.

“We are delighted to have Matt and Andy join the Novus team. The wealth of knowledge and expertise they bring will no doubt boost our capabilities and help us better serve our customers worldwide including airlines, banks, investors and other key stakeholders of our business,” said Safwan Kuzbari, CEO of Novus Aviation Capital. “Novus is committed to providing best-in-class services to its customers, and having the right team to develop our plans is of paramount importance. I am confident that both Matt and Andy will greatly enrich our team’s capabilities and play a key role in providing and implementing high-quality solutions for our clients,” he added.

Novus further announced that the role of Marie Gauchenot, formerly Executive Vice President and General Counsel, will meanwhile evolve to a senior advisory one within the group and will include work on select strategic initiatives. “The Novus Board of Directors joins me in expressing our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Marie for her contribution and commitment to the organization since its inception. Marie will continue supporting the Novus group with several key initiatives, and we are delighted to continue benefiting from her extensive experience” Kuzbari said.


About Novus Aviation Capital:

Novus is an independent, privately-held aircraft leasing platform, focused on investing in commercial aircraft assets. Established over 22 years ago, the Novus team operates out of its five global offices in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. The company currently co-owns and manages aircraft-related projects worth about USD 3 billion.

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