Nordic Aviation Capital (“NAC”) announces the appointment of Mr John Higgins and Mr Yadin Rozov as Board Observers, effective immediately.
John Higgins has almost 30 years of experience in the aircraft leasing and finance sector. A founding partner of aircraft leasing firm Avolon in 2010, he served as its President & Chief Commercial Officer from launch until stepping down in 2021. John was a member of the Board of Avolon during this time which saw the company successfully launch an IPO on the NYSE, complete a number of significant capital raises and M&A transactions and grow the business to become a top three global lessor.
Prior to Avolon he held senior executive roles in RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC Aviation Capital), GECAS and GPA. He is currently a Board member and shareholder in Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional network. He is also an investor in Optifly, a leading supplier of next generation schedule-optimisation software to low-cost airlines. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a B.Sc. Mgmt from Trinity College Dublin.
Yadin Rozov is an investment professional with over 20 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance, investment banking and investment management. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Terrace Edge Ventures LLC. Previously, Yadin was a Partner of GoldenTree Asset Management LLC, a leading global credit asset management firm. Additionally, he was a Partner and Managing Director at Moelis & Company, where he headed the Financial Institution Advisory Group. Before Moelis, Yadin was a Managing Director at UBS AG, where he was the Head of the Americas for the Repositioning Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Midwest Holding, Neo Performance Materials and Oramed Pharmaceuticals. Yadin earned an M.Sc. in data science from Columbia University and a B.S. degree with highest honors in physics and materials engineering from Rutgers University.
Klaus Heinemann, Chairman of the NAC Board, said, “We are pleased to welcome John and Yadin to the Board. They bring decades of experience in the aircraft leasing, capital raising, investment banking and corporate finance sectors garnered across multiple economic cycles working in every region of the world.”