Robert Asher
Robert Asher
Head of Credit Risk

ORIX Aviation


Rob is head of ORIX Aviation’s Risk Management division, a position he has held since 2015. Rob joined the company in 2010 and has 18 years’ experience in the industry. Before joining ORIX Aviation, he worked at Focus Aviation in the UK for five years, initially as an Aircraft Marketing Executive and later as Assistant Vice President, Asset Management. He holds a Master of Engineering degree in Engineering from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, where he specialised in Electronic and Information Engineering and received additional training in Accounting and Finance, International Business Economics and Marketing.

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Main Event

With more and more offtake agreements being signed, SAF is becoming as a crucial element of aviation’s ability to decarbonise. But rather than an essential regulatory exercise, can SAF provide lessors any opportunities to enhance their offering to airlines and investors alike?  

  • Discussing a plausible investment case to scale up SAF for lessors 
  • How can lessors use SAF to decarbonise their overall business offering? 
  • What would airlines want from lessor in terms of SAF supply?  
Robert Asher
Head of Credit Risk, ORIX Aviation
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