Yann Sonnallier
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Yann Sonnallier
Managing Director - Global Head of Aviation Finance

Societe Generale


Yann Sonnallier is appointed global Head of Aviation Finance with effect from 1st September 2018. Prior to this, he was Deputy head of Aviation Finance since February 2018. Yann started his career at Societe Generale in 2001 within the General Inspection department. In 2007, he moved to the Corporate Strategy & Development department of the Group where he held several positions over five years. In 2012, he became advisor to the CEO of Global Banking and Investor Solutions in charge of the Originate-to-Distribute (“OtD”) project. He then became Global Head of Actively Managed Credit Book and co-Head of Loan Sales.  Yann graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) and from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan. He is also Qualified Actuary from the French Actuary Institute.

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The industry has witnessed a transition from conventional bank lending towards new Private Equity/CLO-funded players, but will this shift prove sustainable in the long-term? 

  • An overview of capital market funding options and their applications. 
  • Will the elimination of regulatory capital issues prove sustainable for new debt funds in the long term? 
  • Do non-bank lenders have a reliable strategy to access low-cost financing once traditional bank lenders return to the market? 
  • Will Basel-IV force traditional aviation banks to lend at a higher premium? How will this affect their deal pipelines? 
  • Understanding how banks will contribute to the funding landscape going forwards. Where will they fill in the gaps? 
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Yann Sonnallier
Managing Director - Global Head of Aviation Finance, Societe Generale
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