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Prof. David Yu of New York University in Shanghai

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April 20, 2016
11:10 am - 12:35 pm


Room 2082-Remote Broadcast

yuPresentation title:  “The current state of the aircraft leasing market”.  Professor David Yu will analyze the current trends of the aircraft leasing industry and address various topics of aviation financing.

(Prof. Yu will be speaking remotely from Shanghai)


David is the Managing Director, CFO and Co-Founder of Inception Aviation Holdings, an aviation investment firm.  He heads up efforts to provide investment and financing solutions and advisory services to airlines, lessors, investors and financial institutions. David is an recognized expert in cross border finance and investing.  He is also a Executive Director Asia of IBA Group, a leading global aircraft appraisal and consultancy.  In addition, David has extensive experience in direct investments and financing across industries globally including deal origination, analysis, structuring, financing, and senior management responsibilities.

Previously, he was lastly China Chief Representative, VP Asia and Executive Committee member at Libra Group, a Greek family investment conglomerate, where he was responsible for all of Libra’s Asian interests including energy, hotels, real estate, shipping and aviation.  Prior to Libra, David worked in investment banking with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s’ Global Industries Group, where he was focused on M&A, debt and equity transactions in transportation, aerospace and defense, and diversified industrials.

David is a CFA Charterholder and has a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science (full honors) and an M.S. in Systems Analysis and Applied Economics (Dept. of Geography and Environmental Engineering) from the Johns Hopkins University. He also has an M.B.A. in general management with a concentration in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and studied at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management and National University of Singapore’s School of Business.  He is a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise. He is a member of ISTAT, CFA Institute and is a candidate ISTAT certified aircraft appraiser. He is a frequent invited speaker at industry conferences and have been interviewed in top industry and general publications.