Kei Kitagawa became a member of ORIX Aviation’s Board in 2015. He also serves as Deputy Head of Global Transportation Services Headquarters and Head of Aviation and Investment Group for ORIX Corporation, the sole shareholder of ORIX Aviation. Kei Kitagawa has served as a director of Avolon since April 2020.
Kei Kitagawa joined ORIX Corporation in April 1998 where he spent 8 years in vender leasing jointly with an American multinational computer technology company. He then moved into the Aviation and Investment Group in March 2006 in a core role pioneering the Japanese Operating Leasing arrangement for ORIX Corporation.
Kei Kitagawa was appointed to the Head of Aviation and Investment Group in May 2015 and Deputy Head of Global Transportation Services Headquarters in January 2019. Kei Kitagawa also has responsibility for the Aviation and Investment Group’s business strategies and budgets.
Kei holds a Bachelor Degree in Law and a MBA in Finance from Chuo University, Tokyo.