New CEO must chart afresh coursein the shadow of ILFC’s legendary founder
As he pilots International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) into a new era, CEO Henri Courpron faces a myriad of challenges: a negative debt outlook, restocking an aging narrowbody fleet, fending off smaller, more nimble competitors, and a parent company that is looking to sell off non-core assets. On top of that, there is the long shadow of Steven Udvar-Hazy. While he was still in his 20s, Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973 and is credited with almost single-handedly creating the airplane ...
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