GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) named Pat Sheedy to take the helm of its Ireland-based helicopter leasing business, Milestone Aviation Group, as CEO. He succeeds Greg Conlon, who recently was promoted to GECAS president and CEO.
Sheedy steps into his new role with 19 years of international financial services experience, the majority of which spent with GE’s Aviation Risk Management business with a focus on emerging markets. He most recently was chief risk officer and head of portfolio and underwriting, leading Milestone’s underwriting and portfolio management, as well as overall risk for GE Engine Leasing and the cargo business of GECAS. Before that, he was senior v-p and regional risk manager for GECAS in Dubai, covering the Middle East, Africa, and Russia.
“Pat will join the GECAS leadership team and will continue to be based in Shannon, working closely with the Milestone team across the globe,” Conlon said. “I know the entire Milestone team will continue to thrive under Pat’s leadership.”