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Chris Buckley

Partner, Chief Commercial Officer, Aviation

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Mr. Buckley joined Castlelake in 2015 and is Partner and Aviation Chief Commercial Officer, leading its Aviation Commercial, Aviation Trading and Aviation Technical teams. He is primarily focused on leading the origination of aviation investment opportunities globally. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Castlelake Aviation Ltd. Mr. Buckley became a partner of the firm in 2021. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Buckley spent five years at Danish Air Transport. In this role, he served as vice president of business development, where he was responsible for the airline’s wet and dry leasing, as well as aircraft acquisition and sales. Prior to 2010, Mr. Buckley worked for Hunt and Palmer, a global aircraft charter company, where he completed placements in Paris, Hong Kong, Australia and London. While at Hunt and Palmer, he specialized in aircraft charter brokering on executive and commercial aircraft, as well as aircraft sales and leasing, managing relationships with clients and airlines on all levels internationally. Mr. Buckley received his B.A. in business economics from the University of Exeter.