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Eleanor Rodrigues-Smith joined Azorra in June 2023 as our Vice President – Commercial Transactions with focus on leading a cross functional deal team to negotiate and manage all aircraft lease or purchase/sale agreements from LOI to final lease agreement.
Prior to joining Azorra, Eleanor served as Vice President, Commercial at Nordic Aviation Capital, with primary responsibility of leading negotiations and project management of leasing, financing, sales and purchase transactions as well as managing the day to day commercial operations.
Eleanor began her career at Bombardier Inc. as part of the Marketing team involved in the launch of the CRJ aircraft. During her 25 years at Bombardier, Eleanor held various management positions in Contracts, Customer Support and Asset Management working with airlines, MROs, banks, and lessors. Her responsibilities included developing and structuring transactions, negotiations, account/portfolio management and customer relationship management. She participated in numerous business development projects including the DHC-8-400 firefighter, CRJ and EMB 120 freighter conversion programs and A220 sales to lessors.
Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Canada.