Mark Kelly

As Chief Commercial Officer of Lobo Leasing, Mark is responsible for global commercial activity and leads the business development and sales teams. Prior to his current role, Mark managed business development activities throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa for Lease Corporation International (LCI).

Mark uniquely understands the dynamics of our industry having served as Managing Director of Ireland’s largest helicopter company, CHC Ireland Ltd., from 2008 to 2013, and also as a board member for CHC’s in-house helicopter leasing platform. Earlier in his career, Mark was as a Chief Pilot on Search & Rescue for the Irish Coast Guard and also worked as a North Sea helicopter pilot on Oil and Gas Operations. He remains a licenced helicopter pilot with an Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL)IR on heavy helicopters.

Mark joined the aviation finance and leasing sector from helicopter flight operations and brings 20+ years knowledge and experience of the industry. He is a regular public speaker on helicopters and has presented at the ICAO Forum , CHC’s Safety Summit, Airline Economics Dublin & Hong Kong, and Heli-Expo China.

In 2013, Mark completed the Irish Law Society’s Aviation Leasing and Finance Diploma. He completed professional training in flight safety systems at the Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California and has undertaken other aviation industry professional training. Mark is based in Lobo’s Dublin headquarters.