Tom Tanaka


Tom Tanaka assumed the position of Chairman of SMBC Aviation Capital in April 2020. Prior to this, he held the position of Deputy Head of the Transportation Business Unit and Corporate officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing (SMFL) in Tokyo.During his career between 1989 and 2019, he has held a variety of roles in Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) across many markets including General Manager, Asia & Pacific/Planning of the Global Advisory Department in Tokyo, General Manager & Country Head in Sydney and General Manager of the Aviation Capital Department in Tokyo.Tom was also a key member of the acquisition team who managed the takeover of SMBC Aviation Capital from RBS in 2012 while he worked as Joint General Manager of SMBC Europe Limited in London. Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo and an MBA/MS from the University of Pittsburgh where he featured on the Dean`s List.
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