Based in Alton Aviation Consultancy’s Hong Kong office, Jian Zhu brings clients nearly a decade of advisory experience in aircraft leasing and financing, with strong expertise in investment analysis, asset valuation, cash flow projection, and financial modeling. Jian has advised investors on a wide range of aviation debt/equity investments including ABS, sale-leaseback, JOLCO, and other structured investments. She has supported many non-aviation investors enter the space and setup leasing/investment platforms, including joint venture sidecars. Investors, leasing companies, and banks count on Jian for complex analytic support and independent counsel on investment in the aviation industry. Jian is accredited as a Certified Appraiser by ISTAT and a CFA charterholder.
Prior to joining Alton Aviation Consultancy, Jian initiated her career at SkyWorks Capital, a boutique financial advisory firm dedicated to commercial aviation, where she advised institutional investors on investments in aviation assets and provided support on various types of aircraft financing transactions. Jian later joined ICF as a manager in the aviation asset advisory and management practice.
Jian earned her BS in Business Administration and BA in Mathematics from University of Richmond, and her MS in Operations Research from Columbia University.