CEO, International Lease Finance Corp.
Henri Courpron is CEO of International Lease Finance Corp. He has strengthened ILFC's financial position and undertaken a broad strategic review of its capabilities and assets to increase customer and market responsiveness. Prior to joining ILFC, he was president of the Aerospace Division and Regional Head for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Seabury Aviation & Aerospace. Courpron spent 20 years with Airbus, most recently as executive vice president of procurement at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. He also held other executive positions, including president and CEO of Airbus Industrie, North America (ANA). While the company became Airbus North America, he led all sales, marketing, contracts and communications efforts with the region's customers. Courpron began his career with Aerospatiale (currently EADS). He holds a master's degree in computer science from ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, where he specialized in artificial intelligence.