Our Company

Established in August 2016, Crianza Aviation emerged in form of a strategic partnership between IMM Investment, Cerritos Holdings and EastMerchant Capital as the first aircraft leasing company in the Korean aviation market. While benefitting from IMM’s and Cerritos’ strong network with Korean institutional investors, Crianza Aviation capitalizes on EastMerchant’s more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, being a market leader as advisor, arranger and asset manager. The value chain of the strategic partners of Crianza Aviation perfectly complements each other, allowing for the creation of a successful integrated lessor.

Our Leadership

Connected. Experienced. Trusted.

Pumsoo Ra
Founder

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Pumsoo Ra
Founder

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  • CEO Cerritos Holdings
  • CEO, PR Investment
  • CEO, Youjee Partners (2009-2017)
  • CEO, CNR Invest (2004- 2009)
  • LG Electronics, Strategy (2000-2003)
  • George Washington, MBA
  • Korea University, BA
  • Key asset investments include 16 aircraft (representing total financing of over $3 bn),
    9 vessels and 6 real estate properties

Baldur Vander
CEO Crianza Aviation

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Baldur Vander
CEO Crianza Aviation

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  • Founder and MD, EastMerchant (since 2009)
  • Member of Board of Directors, Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited (2009-2013)
  • EastMerchant GmbH’s Management (1999-2009)
  • Senior Vice President / Head of Tax Structured Finance, Sachsen LB (1994-1998)
  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading
  • University of Cologne, Business Administration
  • 70+ transactions with total asset value of $11bn+

Patrick Giese
Member of the Board

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Patrick Giese
Member of the Board

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  • MD, EastMerchant (since 2009)
  • EastMerchant GmbH (1999-2009)
  • Financial Leasing Manager at Sachsen LB (1995-1999)
  • Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading
  • University of Leipzig, Business Administration
  • 70+ transactions with total asset value of $11bn+

Jinheum Paek
Member on the Board

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Jinheum Paek
Member on the Board

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  • Director, IMM Investment (since 2013)
  • Samsung Electronics (2008-2012)
  • KAIST Industrial Engineering BA/MA/PhD, RSM MBA (2002-2008)
  • Key investments include Celltrion, Incheon Energy, Neofidelity, Crianza, etc.
  • Has made ~US$200 mm aircraft investment from IMM and provides ongoing investment management on IMM’s aircraft portfolio

Kevin Kabjae Lee
Member of the Board

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Kevin Kabjae Lee
Member of the Board

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  • Managing Partner / Senior Advisor, IMM (since 2017)
  • CEO, Hyundai LNG Shipping (2014-2017)
  • Partner, PWC Samil (1985- 2012)
  • PWC US (1991-1993)
  • Yonsei University, BA in Business Administration

Nakamura Tomohiro
Member of the Board

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Nakamura Tomohiro
Member of the Board

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  • CEO, IMM Japan (since 2017)
  • CEO, Quantum Leaps Asia (since 2012)
  • Division President, Sony Korea Corporation (2006- 2009)
  • Managing Director, Finance and Business Strategy, Sony Corporation (1990-2006)
  • Invited as a member of BOD at Crianza to identify additional business opportunities, leveraging his strong network in Japan
  • University of York, MA

Our Keys to Success

Strong Capital Base

Crianza provides equity certainty as it has funds readily available. The ability to source funds on a worldwide basis secures Crianza’s independence from regional market developments.

Customized Transactions

Due to its independency, flexibility, long-term experience and broad global network, Crianza is capable of offering customized solutions for airlines as well as providing an attractive risk/return proposition for investors.

Execution certainty

Crianza’s highly experienced and connected team has a proven track record and a history of execution certainty.

Strong Partners

Crianza Aviation benefits from the key competencies of its strategic partners combining aviation, financing and equity expertise.

In-depth Industry Knowledge

Crianza consists of a highly experienced aircraft investment and leasing team who can successfully execute the full range of an aircraft leasing transaction.

Homegrown Lessor

Crianza is the first homegrown leasing company in Korea. Our Korean roots are our strength. We are genuinely interested in developing our home market by providing solid investments which are superior to other alternative investments classes.