Claudia joined Azorra in July 2021 as our Senior Director of Finance and plays a pivotal role in our financing activities. She is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and executing aircraft debt financings. She is based in Dublin establishing our Irish presence.
Claudia brings over 20 years of financing experience in aviation finance working with major airlines, lessors and OEMs. Prior to joining Azorra, Claudia was Senior Director of Aviation Finance for Norddeutsche Landesbank (“Nord/LB”). Claudia was responsible for managing Nord/LB’s airline and lessor relationships in the Americas. Claudia originated the full range of aviation finance products offered by Nord/LB, and developed extensive work-out experience through several economic cycles. In 2018, Claudia was recognized for her role in the “Innovative Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal.
Claudia previously worked with SkyBlue Capital, a boutique aviation finance arranger, advising airlines and lessors on debt sourcing. At SkyBlue Capital she assisted and promoted start-up airlines in US and Brazil aircraft finance markets. Her clients included Azul (Brazil) and JetBlue (US). Claudia began her career as a banking Credit Officer, which provides her with a valuable institutional perspective during negotiations.
Claudia has a Diploma Banking Economist form the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.