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Tasos Michael

Chief Executive Officer
Inception Aviation Fund

Tasos Michael is well known in the aviation community and specialises in aircraft leasing and finance but with a broad view of aircraft and airline operations, including investment, finance, joint ventures and maintenance.
Recent Experience:
Tasos was a Senior External Adviser with Mckinsey. He joined the Firm in 2016.
Tasos has developed leasing platforms for investors and as principal. He has built portfolios with among the highest returns in the industry with high IRR and MOIC returns. He has acquisition, divestment and finance experience. Negotiating large transactions with aircraft manufacturers and lessors.
Raising equity from hedge funds (approximately $500m)/other sources and raising debt for aircraft acquisition. Sourcing aviation transactions and assessing their suitability for investment.
Negotiating with aircraft manufacturers for the purchase of new aircraft, with experience and high level contacts with all commercial aircraft and engine manufacturers. Detailed negotiating experience and in-depth knowledge of pricing, incentives, contracts and commercial terms.
Selling and leasing aircraft assets and spares.
Helping to negotiate and renegotiate lease and service agreements. Analysing leases and reporting on market conditions, particularly rates/terms for lessors and several major airlines.
Introducing and negotiating with alternative service providers for airline operations to reduce costs and improve terms.
Education/Previous Work Experience
Tasos is the CEO of his own leasing/investment company. He formed and ran three more leasing platforms for investors as CEO and Chief Investment Officer/Portfolio Manager.
Helped to establish and ran four airlines. Experience in aviation insurance and asset finance.
Worked as an aviation and asset finance lawyer in London.

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