Vahan Callan is a Managing Director and Head of Aviation Finance at DelMorgan & Co. Mr. Callan has more than 13 years of experience in aviation finance and other structured and corporate finance.
Prior to joining DelMorgan, Mr. Callan was Director of Credit for AerCap (previously ILFC), the largest publicly listed aircraft leasing company in the world. At AerCap/ILFC, Mr. Callan oversaw customer credit risk assessment, due diligence, transaction structuring and receivables management for a portfolio of more than 1,300 aircraft leased to more than 200 airlines in all regions of the world. Mr. Callan played an integral role in developing ILFC/AerCap’s proprietary customer credit assessment methodology.
From 2004-2013, Mr. Callan worked for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, specializing in asset-backed aircraft and transportation finance. At the Ex-Im Bank, Mr. Callan originated more than $3.5 billion in aircraft (commercial, business jets, & turbo-props) and locomotive financings while serving as a loan officer from 2010-13. Also while at the Ex-Im Bank, Mr. Callan managed as many as 25 borrower relationships and up to $20 billion in aircraft and locomotive loan guarantee exposure while serving as Portfolio Manager from 2007-10.
Mr. Callan graduated with a B.B.A. in Economics from Western Michigan University in 2003, which included a semester of study at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Mr. Callan received a graduate-level certificate in Economics of Emerging Markets from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. in 2006.