John Ludden
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

John Ludden is the General Counsel for GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the $41 billion commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE.

John joined GECAS in 1996 in Shannon, Ireland where he gained valuable experience in a broad spectrum of GECAS transactions and matters. In 2011, John relocated to our Dubai office from where he led the GECAS Emerging Markets legal team, which was responsible for all jurisdictions outside of North America and Europe. He returned to Shannon in 2015 to assume the role of General Counsel of GECAS.

Prior to GECAS, John qualified as a lawyer in Liverpool, England and worked in private practice specializing in aircraft financing in London and in company law in Bermuda.

John graduated from the University of Liverpool in England with a bachelor of laws degree (LLB) and is qualified as a solicitor in both England and Ireland. He received a MSc in air transport management from Cranfield University in the UK in 2003 and completed a master’s degree in law (LLM) at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017.

John is a Director and Vice Chair of ILFA, a UK charity, which is dedicated to building legal excellence in Africa.

John is based on Shannon, Ireland.