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Thomas joined Azorra in August 2023 and serves as our Senior Vice President – Legal.

Thomas brings a broad range of experience to the role, having lead the establishment and management of Intrepid Aviation’s presence in Ireland. This was preceded by his role as Chief Counsel at CIT Aerospace, where he led the Legal team with responsibility for transaction execution within the Asia-Pacific, as well as the EMEA regions. Most recently he served in the role of Head of Legal at China Construction Bank Leasing.

Prior to moving to Ireland, Thomas served in aviation legal roles at TUI, the European tour operator, as well as at Airclaims, serving the aviation insurance market.

Thomas has had a life-long interest in aviation, which also led him to obtain his private pilot’s license in the UK whilst studying at university. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Edinburgh University, and masters degrees in Air & Space Law from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and Air Transport Management from Cranfield University in the UK.

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Senior Vice President - Legal

Thomas Schmid