Jackson Square Aviation announced today that Mr. Osamu (`Sam’) Muramoto
will become the next Chairman of the aircraft-leasing company, effective
June 1, 2019.
Mr. Muramoto succeeds Mr. Naoki Sato, Managing Executive Officer of
Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co. Ltd. (MUL), who has been Chairman of
JSA since it was purchased by MUL in January 2013.
Mr. Muramoto, Managing Executive Officer of MUL, also succeeded Mr. Sato
as Head of MUL’s Aviation Business Unit effective April 1, 2019.
A smooth transition is expected. Mr. Muramoto has been a member of MUL’s
Aviation Business since 2013 and he has worked closely with Mr. Sato
over the past six years. He has extensive knowledge of JSA’s business
and strong relationships with JSA’s executive team.
“I am honored and excited to become the new Chairman of Jackson Square
Aviation,” said Mr. Muramoto. “I am grateful for the trust the board of
directors has shown in me and I look forward to helping Jackson Square
Aviation enhance its position as one of the world’s leading aircraft
“Working with Jackson Square Aviation over the past six years has been a
highlight of my career,” said Mr. Sato, who will transition to a new
role within MUL Group. “I am very proud of the company’s performance and
the professionalism of its people. While I am sad to leave Jackson
Square Aviation, I am happy to know the company is in a strong financial
position with a great team.”
“On behalf of everyone at Jackson Square Aviation, I want to thank Naoki
Sato for his outstanding leadership and partnership,” said Kevin
McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Square Aviation. “We
started working with Sato-san when he led MUL’s acquisition of JSA and
his vision, experience and commitment to our business have made the
JSA-MUL combination one of the industry’s great success stories. While
we will miss him, we are thrilled to welcome Sam Muramoto as our next
Chairman. Sam knows our business well and he will provide great
stability and continuity.”
The board of directors of Jackson Square Aviation unanimously approved
Mr. Muramoto’s appointment on April 3, 2019.
About Jackson Square Aviation
Square Aviation (JSA) is a full‐service commercial aircraft lessor
based in San Francisco, California, and Dublin, Ireland. It provides a
variety of fleet and financial solutions to airlines such as sale and
leaseback financing, PDP financing, and leasing solutions from its
existing fleet. JSA’s experienced, international and professional staff
is committed to meeting airlines’ evolving needs worldwide. Leveraging
its extended relationships in the aviation and financial sectors, JSA
offers fleet and capital flexibility vital to airlines’ fleet
replacement and expansion. JSA is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Lease &
Finance Company Limited (MUL) group of companies. MUL is a prominent
global leasing company based in Japan and publicly listed on the Tokyo
and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.
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