About us

SILC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Dublin

Philip G. Queffelec

Chairman

After being a Xerox Sales Manager for 8 years, in 1988 Philip created his first company dedicated to business aircraft leasing, Air Engineering Finance. During this period, this company became the McDonnell Douglas helicopters sole distributor for France and Benelux. In 1992 Philip founded Euro Aircraft Trading Ltd in London, a company dedicated to trading business and commercial aircraft and in 1996 it became the distributor for McDonnell Douglas aircraft up to the merger with Boeing Company.​He then founded Masterjet, one of the leading European business airlines, specialising in Head of State and VVIP flights, which is now part of Luxaviation Group, the new global leader in business aviation. During this time, PGQ founded in Geneva Sparfell Aviation  Group to combine, among other companies, all his aviation activities which now include Sparfell & Partners and Sparfell Leasing.

Christian Hatje

CEO

Earning his Licensed Engineering Degree in 1993, Christian began his career at Airbus on the engineering and asset management side of the industry spectrum. Traveling the world at Lufthansa Consulting, Christian managed a diversified portfolio of customers ranging from commercial operators to leading corporate clients before taking over responsibilities at Lufthansa Technik for asset management for financiers and leasing companies.​Christian was the founder and head of an aircraft leasing company based in Ireland called Amentum, managing a commercial aircraft portfolio of more than $2.2bn. He then joined the business aviation world and was VP of all business aviation activities at PrivatAir. In 2015, he founded Sparfell & Partners with Philip for the global trading of commercial airliners, business jets and helicopters.​

ULF GEDAMKE

executive vice-president sales

Ulf Gedamke started his aviation career at the airberlin group in 2009, where he was responsible as SVP for the entire asset & finance management of the airberlin group, including all financing and fleet matters as well as treasury and fuel management. He has successfully managed several restructuring programs, including a fleet rollover to an all Airbus fleet.From the end of 2015 until mid-2017, he was responsible at Etihad Airways for the asset & finance management of the Etihad Airways Partners. Prior to his aviation career, Ulf had different senior functions at Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank as well as with Bombardier for over 15 years. He was responsible for global corporate at Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank and corporate finance at Bombardier, including the financing of the development phase of Bombardier CSeries.

PHILIPPE CARRE

executive vice-president sales

Philippe started his career by becoming a pilot at age 16 in France, his native country. Later on, he lived in the Middle East was stationed as CEO of a major European industrial company.  After 30 successful years in management and entrepreneurial positions, he was offered to join an aircraft operation company in Geneva where he developed fractional ownership and block hours on mono and twin turboprops. He then passed his pilot instrument rating for a better comprehension of business aviation before founding his own consultant company and started to collaborate with a well-known M&A boutique to become branch expert in the aviation industry, embracing business aviation as well as aircraft manufacturing. His company regularly advises business aviation operators as well as M&A banks for which he has conducted several acquisitions.

Vincent Borgeot

Financial Advisor

Founder and CEO of Fox Finance, he was before Vice-President Development & Control of Group Arnault (holding company of LVMH and Dior Group).​Vincent served as Senior Vice-President Development & Control of Group Accor - Carlson Wagonlit Travel.​He is also an engineer in Aeronautics and holds an MBA from HEC Paris.

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