Daily News: December 19, 2014

GE Capital Appoints International Lending/Leasing Leader

GE Capital International announced it has expanded its senior leadership team through the appointment of Henry Allen as Commercial & Growth Leader of the firm’s international business, encompassing all markets outside the Americas.

The appointment is part of the firm’s ongoing focus to grow its core commercial leasing & lending business in global markets.

Allen brings significant commercial finance expertise to the role, with over 25 years of financial services experience across leasing, lending and private equity, in both the consumer and commercial finance segments. He has a broad range of technical, transactional, management and process expertise — both strategic and operational.

Allen will be based in London and report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital International, Richard Laxer.

Allen joins GE Capital from Aurora Consultants and prior to this he was CEO of The Receivables Exchange in New York. He spent nine years at Marsh in New York and London ending as president, Multinational Business, where he was responsible for designing and implementing an enterprise-wide client service strategy across 40+ countries and all product lines.

Before joining Marsh, Allen served in various leadership and functional roles with GE Capital and 3i.

As part of his role, Allen will assume responsibility for the marketing, strategy, commercial excellence, global financial solutions, pan-European equipment finance and fleet teams.