CDB Aviation names Nick Hazeldine Chief Operating Officer

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., has appointed Nick Hazeldine as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. 

Hazeldine will begin his role in November 2018 and will be based in CDB Aviation’s recently opened global headquarters in Dublin. He is a seasoned aircraft leasing professional with more than 16 years of experience in asset finance, working for lessors exclusively owned by large financial institutions. 

Hazeldine’s background spans a number of key operational areas, such as: risk, commercial negotiation, contract management, and aircraft deliveries. In his most recent role, he was credited with establishing and leading the industry’s first aircraft leasing innovation lab. 

Hazeldine joins CDB Aviation from SMBC Aviation Capital, where most recently he was Head of Innovation.