Shinichi Hayashida is Chairman of SMBC Aviation Capital and is currently based in the Headquarters in Dublin. Mr Hayashida began his career in 1979 when he joined the Sumitomo Bank Limited where he held various positions. In 1994, he became Deputy General Manager of the International Credit Department. In 1996 Mr Hayashida moved to New York as the Deputy General Manager of the North American Audit Department. In 1998 he moved to London as Joint General Manager of the International Credit Department. When SMBC was formed in 2001 he assumed the role of General Manager, Credit Department Europe Division SMBC. In 2006 he returned to Tokyo and became General Manager Credit Department International Banking Unit and held various positions until his appointment as Managing Director and Deputy Head of International Banking Unit. In May 2012 he assumed the role of Advisor in Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company (SMFL) a sister company of SMBC, before moving to Dublin to assume his current role as Chairman of SMBC Aviation Capital. Mr Hayashida holds a Bachelor of Law from Tokyo University and a Masters of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania.