CEO & Director
Head of Trading & Origination
Katsuhiko AndoCEO & Director
Katsuhiko Ando has been advising Sato Aviation since 2018 and served as CEO of Dynam Aviation since its foundation in 2019. With over 35 years experience in structured and aviation finance as well as the wider aircraft leasing business, Katsuhiko brings a wealth of experience to the company as CEO.
Prior to joining Dynam Aviation, he worked for: (i) FPG Amentum (Dublin) as a Director covering the business for the 'Japanese Operating Lease' market and other 3rd party investors, (ii) BNP Paribas (Tokyo) and (iii) Royal Bank of Scotland (Tokyo) heading up various structured finance businesses.
He is a graduate of Tokyo University (BA in Economics) and International University of Japan (MA in International Relations).
Shuhei Sato is a founding member of Sato Aviation and has been serving as its director since 2016.
He has negotiated and managed multiple transactions of sale and purchase of aircraft, which include sourcing, negotiating letters of intent, and other related tasks required for aircraft financing.
Calling on his considerable experience with Sato Aviation, Shuhei has been involved with Dynam Aviation right from its foundation and has made significant contributions to ensure the successful establishment of the company. He was appointed director of Dynam Aviation in 2019 and will be playing an important role in the company's future growth.
Pat O’BrienNon-Executive Director
Pat O’Brien joined the Dynam Aviation team as a non-executive director in 2018.
He is a Commerce graduate of University College Dublin and was a partner in KPMG for 24 years as a leading tax adviser to the Irish and international aircraft leasing and financing sectors before retiring in 2011.
Pat is also a non-executive director with a number of other leading aircraft leasing businesses.
Seiji ObeNon-Executive Director
Seiji Obe first joined the Dynam Group in 1998 and is involved with the management of Dynam subsidiaries (both domestic and overseas) as well as the general expansion of the Dynam Group. He has been fully involved in the establishment of Dynam’s aircraft leasing business since its inception in 2019.
Before this, Seiji was responsible for Dynam's treasury department as well as negotiating with commercial banks, leasing companies, and security companies.
Seiji worked in corporate finance for a Japanese security company for 10 years before joining the Dynam Group.
James McCarthyHead of Trading & Origination
James McCarthy was a Senior Director at Boeing Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, before joining Dynam Aviation. He was responsible for arranging, structuring and financing Boeing products and services. He also served as Regional Director, Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes across Africa.
Prior to joining The Boeing Company, James was a senior analyst and portfolio manager at Richmond Capital LLP, a London based hedge fund.
James holds an honours degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University.
Connor Shorten joined Dynam Aviation in January 2020 from Clifford Chance LLP in London. Connor’s responsibilities with Dynam include growing the commercial, transaction and lease management areas of the business.
During his time with Clifford Chance LLP, Connor worked on secondment with Airbus Commercial (Toulouse) and Airbus Helicopters (Marseille).
Connor is admitted as a solicitor in England, Wales and Ireland. He holds a Law International Degree (BCL) from University College Cork and Brooklyn Law School. Connor has completed the Specialist Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from the University of Limerick.