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Global Jet Capital announces appointment of Matthias Müller as sales director for Europe

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Krista Kuznecova
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Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for large-cabin, long-range business jets, has announced the appointment of Matthias Müller as Sales Director for Europe.

Müller, who officially commenced his role on 1st July, has more than 25 years’ experience in the business aviation sector. Before joining Global Jet Capital he spent 13 years with GE Capital Corporate Aircraft Finance, where his latest role was Commercial Leader EMEA. Müller managed the business and team, located in various EMEA countries.

Müller will report to Robert Gates, Global Jet Capital’s Managing Director, Head of Sales for EMEA and APAC, and will continue to be based in Zurich with a primary focus on growing the European business and capabilities.

Robert Gates, Global Jet Capital’s Managing Director, EMEA and APAC Sales, said: “I am delighted to welcome Matthias to the team at Global Jet Capital. Matthias has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the EMEA business aviation market, which is a major part of our future growth plans and we believe that he will be invaluable to our expansion in this key market.”

Matthias Müller, Global Jet Capital’s Sales Director, Europe, said: “I am very pleased to have joined Global Jet Capital’s growing team. It’s extremely well-funded and Europe is a particular focus for us – I look forward to growing our business here.”

Prior to joining GE Capital, Müller spent twelve years in various roles at the Swissair Group of which the last four were as Head of Business Development at Flightlease, the aircraft-leasing arm of the group, which owned and managed over 100 aircraft on lease to various airlines.

Müller’s recruitment follows a number of high-profile appointments at Global Jet Capital and is part of the company’s strategic move to add new talent in its key markets.

Global Jet Capital launched in 2014 and it is capitalized by three global investment firms – GSO Capital Partners, a Blackstone company in partnership with Franklin Square Capital Partners*; The Carlyle Group; and AE Industrial Partners. In January 2016 Global Jet Capital completed the purchase of GE’s corporate aircraft lease and loan book in the Americas.

The company’s current senior management team and executive committee is composed of leaders from business jet manufacturers, maintenance and service providers and leading financial institutions who have served the private aircraft industry for a combined 200-plus years and have completed over 3,500 aircraft transactions.

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