John Ludden, Vice Chair

John Ludden is EVP and GC of General Electric Capital Aviation Services. John joined GECAS’ legal staff in Shannon, Ireland in 1996 after working in private practice in London, the U.S. and Bermuda, focused primarily on aircraft leasing and financing.  He has worked on numerous aircraft transactions, managed several acquisitions, including GECAS’ acquisition of PK AirFinance in 2000, and led legal aspects of GECAS’ aircraft sales. John graduated from the University of Liverpool with a bachelor of laws degree (LLB) and is qualified as a solicitor in both England and Ireland. He received his MSc in air transport management from Cranfield University and graduated with a master’s in law (LLM) from the London School of Economics.