Emer Foley

Head of Transaction Execution

Emer is the head of the Transaction Execution Team which oversees the co-ordination, project management and completion of the Company’s operating leasing and trading transactions from contract signing through to closing, including document management and aviation and non-aviation insurances. Emer is a solicitor by background, having trained and practiced in the asset finance department of the London based corporate law firm Freshfields, and has over 20 years’ experience in asset finance advising airlines, banks and operating lessors in both private practice and in-house asset finance teams. Emer joined SMBC Aviation Capital in 2010 as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Negotiation team with responsibility for structuring and negotiating operating leasing, financing, trading and OEM purchase transactions with a range of airlines, banks, investors and manufacturers. Emer has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from University College Dublin, a Masters (Honours) Degree from Lancaster University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Thames Valley University, London. She was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1997