Irena Badelska

Irena is a Commercial Officer at Amedeo and a member of the advisory and structuring team in London with primary responsibility for origination, business development, structuring, debt sourcing and equity fundraising.

Irena has worked with Amedeo’s senior management team since 2008 and has been involved in key strategic transactions including the first EETC issue for a non-US airline/leasing company since the financial crisis and the launch and development of the UK institutional investor market for aircraft investments. Irena has played a key role in shaping the strategy and business growth of Amedeo since 2014.

Irena has structured and executed cross-border financing and leasing transactions involving major international airlines and global financial institutions providing 100% financing solutions to Amedeo’s customers and introducing a suite of financing instruments including capital markets solutions, mezzanine and commercial debt financing, and others.

Irena joined Doric in 2008 having worked in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking divisions of Citigroup, amongst other leading global financial institutions.

Irena was recently acknowledged by Airline Economics as one of the ‘40 under 40’ future leaders in the aviation industry and was featured in the 2018 issue of the magazine “Aviation Life”.

Irena has spoken at numerous aviation conferences and institutional investor events over the past decade on the topics of aircraft investments and asset management, aircraft redeployment and secondary market development, aviation finance, lessor consolidation, aircraft programme evolution, and others.

Irena is on the Board of the non-profit organisation Advancing of Women in Aviation Roundtable (AWAR) and is a member of ISTAT, IAWA and the Aviation Club in the UK.