Yann Sonnallier appointed global Head of Aviation Finance

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yann Sonnallier as Global Head of Aviation Finance with effect from 1st September 2018.

Yann Sonnallier was previously Deputy Head of Aviation Finance and replaces Lucien Tomasini who has decided to retire. Based in Paris, he reports to Frédéric Surdon, Global Head of Asset Finance.

Yann is responsible for continuing to develop the bank’s sectoral franchise which offers a full range of l financing solutions in connection with commercial aircraft, such as commercial debt, leasing solutions, recourse and non-recourse portfolio financings or credit enhanced financing to support its key clients including airlines and lessors.

SG CIB’s Aviation business is part of Asset Finance department business where the bank has long standing knowledge and expertise of the sector through origination and structuring as well as advisory services. The banks’s Asset Finance business includes Export Finance, Shipping, Real Estate and Aircraft Finance as well as Structured Solutions & Leasing.

Press contacts :
London: Ila Kotecha
- +44 20 7676 6804 – ila.kotecha@socgen.com - @SG_UK
Paris: Florence Schwob - +33 1 42 13 23 49 – florence.schwob@socgen.com - @SG_presse

Biography :
Yann Sonnallier is appointed global Head of Aviation Finance with effect from 1st September 2018.
Prior to this, he was Deputy head of Aviation Finance since February 2018.
Yann started his career at Societe Generale in 2001 within the General Inspection department. In 2007, he moved to the Corporate Strategy & Development department of the Group where he held several positions over five years. In 2012, he became advisor to the CEO of Global Banking and Investor Solutions in charge of the Originate-to-Distribute (“OtD”) project. He then became Global Head of Actively Managed Credit Book and co-Head of Loan Sales. 
Yann graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) and from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan. He is also Qualified Actuary from the French Actuary Institute.