Meet The Team

VP Nagarajan

VP Nagarajan

Executive Director – Finance

Nagarajan is an adept financier and financial controller with wide experience in fundraising, investment structuring, tax planning, large-scale divestments, company restructuring and treasury functions. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Before he joined Kayan, Nagarajan was Executive Director – Banking & Treasury for the ETA Group.

Sebastian Moonjely

Sebastian Moonjely

Chief Operating Officer

Sebastian worked at Bank of India for over 24 years, getting to know both the UK and Indian finance markets. In his 12 years at Veling, Sebastian has covered structured finance, been the mainstay in closing numerous transactions at Veling and handled legal, finance, and lease management aspects of all transactions. Sebastian was a significant contributor in developing Veling’s in-house JOLCO capabilities.

Malcolm Prentice

Malcolm Prentice

CTO - Aircraft Maintenance / Management

Malcolm is an aircraft maintenance professional with over 32 years of experience in aircraft engineering and maintenance, both hands on and managerial. Experience includes: line and heavy maintenance, asset evaluation and inspection, liaison with regulatory authorities, OEMs and vendors; contract negotiation, evaluation and management, including maintenance, purchase and asset sale and lease; major project management. He has held positions with airlines, maintenance organisations (and  worked extensively as  an aviation consultant in the EMEA regions. He has held a UK CAA LWTR ( Engines), and  has certification approval  on various engine types. Malcolm joined the Plane Business management team in early 2013.

Kasia Zaranak

Kasia Zaranak

Assistant Management Accountant

Kasia joined Plane Business Limited over 3 years ago. She works across accounts payables & receivables, expenses & payments and assistance with accounts preparation.

She is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Currently she is studying toward her ACCA qualification. Kasia has a Master in Marketing and Management.

Joy Xie

Joy Xie

Manager- Aircraft Pricing & Evaluation

Joy Xie has worked for Plane Business Ltd since 2014, and is currently the Pricing and Evaluation Manager with responsibility for the aircraft value assessment and project  management, dealing with cash flows and scenarios analysis of all transactions including aircraft acquisition, placement and trading. During her four and a half years in practice, Joy had adjusted and developed the pricing & portfolio models and provided support for both aircraft investment marketing and commercial and legal executives. She is a graduate of the University of Bath (MSc in Account & Finance) and a CFA level III candidate.

Ola Wieczorek

Ola Wieczorek

Associate – Aircraft Pricing & Evaluation

Ola joined Plane Business in 2014 and has been working in Aircraft Pricing and Evaluation department since 2015.  Ola is responsible for pricing and evaluation of aircraft acquisition, divestment and lease transaction as well as the execution of commercial analysis for company transactions, including new business opportunities and exposures from existing portfolios. Ola obtained her M.A. from University of Silesia in 2014 and currently is a CFA Level II Candidate.

Matt Rao

Matt Rao

Manager – Business Development

Matt has been a part of the aircraft business from a very young age, having grown up in a family heavily involved with the aircraft manufacturer Airbus.  He has recently completed his academic studies and holds an MSc in Data Science and a BEng in Mechanical Engineering. Matt has previously worked in an equally global and fast paced industry with roles in Formula One motor racing teams where he developed complex race simulation and engineering models.

Toshi Sogabe

Toshi Sogabe

SVP – Structured Finance

Toshi has a wide array of aviation finance expertise including aircraft operating lease and JOL/JOLCO originations. Throughout his 10 year plus career at Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance he was also involved in the acquisition of Jackson Square Aviation (acquisition value at circa $1.3 bn) where he relocated post-merger and contributed to doubling its leasing asset while maintaining the quality of the portfolio.

Graham Plunkett

Graham Plunkett

Technical Services Manager

Graham has 40 years experaince in the aviation industry. He has worked in operational,crew records, planning, training and day to day operational procedures. Moving into the more technical side of aircraft performance, route planning, analysis and costing. As well as handling Tour Operator Accounts and Ad-Hoc Charter,GSA contracts and Wet lease contracts.

He joined Plane Business at the end of 2009 as Business Development Manager working on airline representation and wet leasing contracts until the companies change of direction around 2013 becoming Technical Services Manager, looking after the aircraft technical data entry into our CMS database and ensuring our records for the fleet of managed aircaft are up to date at all times.

Anand Iyer

Anand Iyer

Head of Structured Finance

Anand is a chartered accountant and an award-winning dealmaker. A shipping transaction that he led was named Marine Money’s ‘Structured Finance and Innovative Deal of the Year’. Before he joined Kayan, Anand was European Head of US Private Placement Group at Deutsche Bank. During his 11 years at Deutsche, he raised US$10 billion for clients and led numerous structured finance and project finance transactions within the transportation and infrastructure sectors.

Jana Dianova

Jana Dianova

Financial Controller

Jana is a Chartered Accountant with over thirteen years’ experience in financial reporting in different industries including aviation, financial services, logistics and wholesale. She joined Plane Business in 2014. Prior to Plane Business Limited she worked for Freightliner, Western Union and Link Vending.’

Leonor Braziel David

Leonor Braziel David

Manager – Legal

Leonor Braziel David has over 12 years’ experience in the field of aviation law.

She joined Plane Business Ltd in 2011. Prior to Plane Business Ltd. Leonor worked as an in-house lawyer for Euroatlantic Airways – Transportes Aereos, S.A, an airline and aircraft leasing company based in Portugal and previously at Pereira de Almeida & Associados, a law firm in Lisbon.

Leonor has a law degree from Lusíada University of Lisbon and a postgraduate studies in Contracts from the Catholic University of Lisbon Law School.

Leonor is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

Anna Ardai

Anna Ardai

Finance Assistant

Anna joined Plane Business Ltd in 2018 as a Finance Assistant.  Her responsibilities cover various financial tasks including processing purchase and sales invoices, preparing and posting journal entries, credit control and maintaining aircraft database.  Anna brings a wide range of experience and knowledge from her previous role in book keeping and payroll administration in the service industry.

Anna studied for her Levels 1 to 3 AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Diploma.  Anna is currently studying towards the AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma.