CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Taras Volgemut is one of the architects behind Aurum Leasing Limited and VASHL. He is a founding director in both companies and the CEO of Aurum Leasing Limited. Taras has over 27 years of experience in the international Banking and Finance, Micro-lending, Electronic Payment Systems, and Real Estate Development industries. Over the last decade, he has focused on developing and managing businesses in Europe, Southern Africa, and the UAE. Taras holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Moscow State University. With his extensive industry and sector experience, Taras has the CEO skills and networks to drive shareholder returns and growth.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Joshua Koshy became CFO of Aurum Leasing Limited after 11 years serving as CFO of Qatar Airways Group. Joshua brings more than 30 years of experience in commercial aviation to Aurum Leasing Limited. During his career, he has also served as CFO of Air Canada and Head of Finance for Emirates Airlines Group. Joshua is a Chartered Accountant with a special focus on Deal Structuring in Aircraft Pricing and Financing and Financial Derivatives, including the Restructuring of Airlines for recovery and profitability. Joshua’s practical knowledge and track record of success through multiple cycles makes him an invaluable member of our team.
Maxim Kasatkin is one of the drivers behind and founders of Aurum Leasing Limited and serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Company and as the Director of a number of subsidiaries of the group. He focuses on finance and operations. Maxim has over 25 years of experience across Russia and Britain in the Finance, Banking, Brokerage, Construction, Oil and Gas, and M&A industries. Maxim has worked with oil and gas exploration companies in West Siberia as well as the world’s biggest diamond producer, Alrosa. Maxim holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Moscow State University School of Business and a PhD in Economics. His experience and skill-sets position him to drive the success of Aurum Leasing Limited’ international goals.
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Mark Jones became Chief Legal Officer of Aurum Leasing Limited in April 2020. Mark is an experienced, effective commercial lawyer with over 15 years of relevant expertise. From 2014 until he joined Aurum Leasing Limited, Mark served as VP & Senior Legal Counsel with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd., a top-10 global aircraft leasing and aerospace company. Mark began his legal career with Linklaters LLP in London before relocating to Dubai in 2008, joining Allen & Overy LLP’s Dubai office in 2012. Mark has significant experience in the areas of asset finance (particularly aviation), structured finance, debt capital markets, and joint ventures/M&A transactions.
VP SHIPPING OPERATIONS AND FINANCE
Atle Sebjornsen is the VP of Shipping Operations and Finance of Aurum Leasing Limited. He has over 27 years of experience in the Shipping Industry where he has held executive positions in a number of leading regional and global shipping companies including Stolt-Nielsen, Navig8 and Bahri. Atle’s broad experience covers most aspects of the industry including operations, chartering, administration, technical management, finance, and accounting. His extensive industry network provides unique access to leading cargo owners, ship owners, brokers, advisors and lenders. Atle holds a Master’s Degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is impeccably qualified to ensure that Aurum Leasing Limited succeeds in its efforts to build a substantial portfolio of quality shipping assets.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Nadia Kinsella joined Aurum Leasing Limited as COO, after working as Director of Asset Management and COO in GTLK Europe DAC. Nadia brings more than 20 years of experience in finance, asset management and deal structuring and holds a Master’s Degree in International Business and Marketing from Moscow Commercial University, a Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from Law Society of Ireland and is a 2020 MBA candidate with Trinity College Dublin.