Meet William

Background

William leads AirBusiness Academy’s Aviation Strategy and Finance domain. Customers for this practice include managers of airlines, aircraft and engine manufacturers, airport, civil aviation authorities and financial firms. We develop our clients' financial and strategic acumen and usable skills, through an extended network of consultants and executives who are hghly active in today's dynamic aviation arena.

William’s learning designs are based on action learning and serious games. Courses are built hand in hand with the client, with the learner at the heart of all activities and producing business benefits for all parties. Extensive digital activities are included where appropriate to enhance both efficiency and knowledge retention.

In addition to learning activities, William’s international airline consulting experience includes advisory projects in business plan development and analysis, fleet planning and aircraft financing. He was awarded his Ph.D from Cranfield University’s School of Engineering in June 2011, based on research into aircraft investment analysis and fleet planning. From 2003 to 2010, William was also in charge of Finance and Information Systems at AirBusiness Academy in addition to his learning and consulting activity.

Prior to joining AirBusiness Academy, William worked in financial analysis and risk management with Citibank, where he was responsible for portfolio forecasting and risk analysis, management control, capacity planning and budgeting. He also founded and managed consulting firms in San Francisco and in France and taught Business at San Francisco City College. 

Qualification

  • Ph.D, Cranfield University School of Engineering (UK) Aircraft Investment Planning and Uncertainty
  • MBA, Finance and Information Technology - San Francisco State University (USA)

Conference Speaker

  • SpeedNews Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference (2009-2013)
  • Airbus Lessor’s Conference (2012)

Publications