PROVIDING WORLD CLASS AIRCRAFT LEASING SOLUTIONS TO THE WORLD’S AIRLINES
As a full-service aircraft leasing company, we have a proud record of building trusting relationships with airlines and aircraft operators in 31 countries globally.
We support our diverse customer base across the Americas, Europe, Middle-East & Africa and Asia-Pacific regions with their Airbus and Boeing fleet requirements.
Karl Griffin is the Chief Executive Officer at Genesis. Karl leads the commercial, technical and pricing teams and has global responsibility for Genesis’ customer relationships, aircraft management and investment strategy. Karl has 29 years’ experience in the airline, leasing and aircraft maintenance industries.
Prior to joining Genesis in 2018, Karl was the Chief Operating Officer and a board member at AWAS. Karl spent 11 years in leadership roles building out the capabilities and growing AWAS into a world class top 5 aircraft lessor that was acquired by DAE in 2017. Karl started his aviation career in 1990 with GPA Joint Venture, Shannon Aerospace and was a founding member of Virgin Express (Ire). Karl started his aircraft leasing career with RBS Aviation Capital where he held various technical and pricing roles and created and led RBS Aviation Capitals engine finance and leasing business.
Karl received a First Class Honours MBA from the University of Limerick, a Dip. Mechanical Engineering from Galway Institute of Technology and holds an EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence.
Pat Madigan is Senior Vice President Commercial at Genesis. Pat is responsible for Genesis’ European and Asia Pacific customers and markets. Pat’s role includes the origination of aircraft for acquisition, portfolio remarketing and aircraft divestments. Pat joined Genesis in 2018.
Pat has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry with a backgrounds in airline, MRO and engine leasing.
Pat received a First Class Honours degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick and is an EASA approved Maintenance Engineer.
Peter O’Byrne is Vice President Commercial at Genesis. Peter is responsible for Genesis’ European and Americas customers and markets. Peter’s role includes the origination of aircraft for acquisitions, portfolio remarketing and aircraft divestments. Peter joined Genesis in 2018.
Peter has over 10 years’ experience in aircraft leasing. Prior to joining Genesis, Peter held various technical and trading roles at CIT Aerospace, AWAS and Sky leasing.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick and a Masters in Investment, Treasury and Banking from Dublin City University.
Mark Hegarty is Vice President Commercial at Genesis. Mark is responsible for Genesis’ European and Asian customers and markets. Mark's role includes the origination of aircraft for acquisitions, portfolio remarketing and aircraft divestments. Mark joined Genesis in 2020.
Mark has over 18 years’ experience in military aviation and consulting. Prior to joining Genesis, Mark held various operations, planning and programme management roles in the Irish military and was a founding member of Karman Aviation leasing consultants. He has flown a range of fixed wing military aircraft.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Dublin Business School, an MBA in Aviation Management from the University of Limerick and holds an EASA Airline Transport Pilots Licence.
Michael Fox is part of the Commercial team at Genesis. Michael supports the Commercial team in remarketing and trading activities at Genesis. Michael joined Genesis in late 2019.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Business in Business Studies with a major in Economics and Finance from the University of Limerick where he graduated in 2019.