Noriyuki (Nori) Hiruta assumed the position of Chairman of SMBC Aviation Capital in May 2023. Prior to this, he held the position of General Manager of the Lease & Business Development Department at Sumitomo Corporation (SC) Tokyo. During his career between 1989 and 2023, he has held a number of roles in SC, including General Manager of the Aircraft & Engine Leasing Department, General Manager of the Aerospace Business Department SC Europe and Joint General Manager of the Aviation Capital Department SMFL.
Nori was also a key member of the acquisition team who managed the takeover of SMBC Aviation Capital from RBS in 2012, where he worked as Manager in the Leasing Business Department at SC Tokyo.
Nori holds a Bachelor of Economics from Osaka University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.