Peter Huijbers joined CALS in January 2017 to take the role as Chief Executive Officer of CALS, an aircraft leasing company based in Shanghai, China.
Peter brings over 30 years of aviation industry background to the role, covering commercial, technical, debt/equity capital markets as well as airline fleet management and aircraft maintenance.
He started his career at BMW Rolls-Royce selling engines to aircraft manufacturers before moving to Lufthansa Technik in 1999 where he initially was responsible for product management and –development, soon thereafter became Director Key Account Lessors and Banks. Following that, he was Managing Director of Nordcapital Aviation before moving to Hong Kong in 2012 to join Hong Kong Aviation Capital where he was Head of Airline Marketing being based in Hong Kong.
Peter is also a trustee and board member of the ISTAT Foundation, the chairman of its Scholarship Committee as well as a board member of the charitable organization Airlink. Furthermore, Peter has been a member of the ISTAT Asia organization committee since its beginning in 2007.
He graduated with distinction from the Technical University in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science.