José Abramovici
José Abramovici
Global Head of Asset Finance

Credit Agricole CIB


José Abramovici is the Global Head of Asset Finance Group of Crédit Agricole CIB. The Asset Finance Group includes Aviation, Rail, Real Estate/Lodging, Shipping, Cross-border Tax Lease& Management of affiliates. As far as Aviation Group and Rail Finance is concerned José is directly responsible for leading a team of 55 professionals (based in Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo) in charge of the global relationship with all airline groups, aircraft and engine leasing companies, airline related business (MRO, ground handling…), airports and rolling stock lessors. This includes origination/structuring all asset based transactions and coordination of all Bank’s product lines (advisory, asset management, IPO, M&A, derivatives, DCM, ABS…) with its clients. José Abramoviciis an aeronautics engineer and holds a post-graduate European MBA programme of HEC Graduate School of Management and a certificate of CISL (Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership). José is a member of the Climate Aligned Finance Working Group with The Rocky Mountain Institute as well as a participant of the Renewable Low Carbon Fuel (RLCF) roundtable sponsored by the EU Commission. Prior to joining Credit Agricole CIB in 1991, José has held different executive positions in various technical departments of airlines including Air Inter, the former French domestic airline (now Air France). He is also a board member of AerDragon, an aircraft leasing affiliate of Credit Agricole CIB and President of the Club Bank’Air.

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Main Event

Join this roundtable of top finance executives discuss their view on the role of bank lending in decarbonising aviation finance. 

  • How are decarbonisation pressures for lenders beginning to restrict funding options? Are there ways to mitigate this for lessors?  
  • How are banks viewing aviation internally versus other asset classes?  
  • Will smaller lessors still be readily able to access the bank market?  
  •  Where are lessors and airlines sourcing debt? What is happening in the ABS market? 
  • When is there likely to be a return in ‘traditional’ warehouse lending? 
  • How much are banks and alternative lenders really in competition?  
  • Can aviation provide competitive returns to attract investors to the asset class? 
Bertrand Dehouck
Head of Transportation Capital Markets, BNP Paribas
José Abramovici
Global Head of Asset Finance, Credit Agricole CIB
Frank Wulf
Global Head of Aicraft Finance, NORD/LB
Debbie Frew
Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
Arnaud Fiscel
Head of Transportation, Bank of China
Jane Keith
Of Counsel, Watson Farley & Williams