Nigel Leishman is Chief Commercial Officer based at LCI’s Singapore office. He leads the company’s marketing and commercial teams, and is developing a range of innovative leasing solutions designed for a new era of aviation.
Born in Scotland, Nigel has been involved in commercial aviation for over 35 years including several management roles providing broad experience in all aspects of the air transport business. Prior to his current role which he assumed in 2023, Nigel was LCI’s Executive Vice President & Global Head of Marketing.
He joined LCI in 2008 from aircraft leasing company AWAS where he was Vice President Sales based in Singapore. During his seven years with AWAS he concluded many transactions throughout Asia including China.
Prior to joining AWAS, he was Customer Marketing Director for Airbus for six years, based in Toulouse and latterly Sydney. In this role he was instrumental in several new aircraft deals in Europe and Asia-Pacific region.
Earlier in his career he also worked with DHLWorldwide Express in the Middle East and airline Air Europe based in London-Gatwick.
Nigel holds a Masters degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, where he graduated top of his class, and previously studied at Edinburgh University and the University of Pennsylvania.