London; November, 2013 Seabury Capital, LLC has appointed Toby Stokes as Senior Vice President in Seabury’s Consulting’s Europe, Middle East & Africa practice. Mr Stokes will be part of the EMEA leadership team with responsibility for client service and new business development across the region, and brings over 18 years’ experience of the aviation industry to his role.
Mr Stokes joins Seabury from Ernst & Young where he was the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Aviation Sector Leader. Between 2010 and 2013 Mr Stokes was located in the Middle East where he was client service partner responsible for a large Middle East flag carrier and the region’s largest airport company, as well as an aviation regulatory authority. Between 2007 and 2012 Mr Stokes was based in Africa, leading EY’s African Aviation Sector and working extensively with South African Airways during its successful out-of-court corporate restructuring. Previously he spent over 10 years advising airlines across Europe.
Mr. Stokes has delivered projects advising aviation clients in multiple areas, including business planning, procurement and finance optimization, M&A and joint business arrangements due diligence, restructuring, enterprise risk management, and business process and control reengineering.
Jonathan Sullivan, Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Consulting (EMEA) of Seabury Capital said: “Toby brings a wealth of expertise of both mature and emerging aviation markets to his role at Seabury and will add value for our clients through his extensive industry and consulting knowledge and experience.”
Toby Stokes said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of my new role at Seabury. My previous experience will complement that of the team and further enhance the presence of Seabury in supporting the aviation sector across the entire EMEA geography. Having spent time in the emerging aviation markets of the Middle East and Africa, as well as the developed European market, it is clear each region’s aviation industry is currently facing very different opportunities and challenges, and I look forward to contributing to the success of our aviation clients across EMEA.”
Mr Stokes is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
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Seabury professionals are a unique combination of top-tier bankers, consultants, software solutions experts, and former industry executives that provide in-depth advisory services to effectuate enterprise-wide change. Since 1995 Seabury’s professionals have advised on over 900 client engagements globally including assignments involving negotiating new or existing aircraft orders totalling over $250 billion (list prices) and structuring over $80 billion of equity and debt capital transactions. Additionally Seabury served as investment banker and restructuring advisor for 10 of the 15 largest airline turnarounds, including restructuring over $100 billion of debt and lease transactions.
Seabury has increasingly broadened its global businesses to include structured finance products, enterprise software, and trade finance services. Seabury is a global leader in providing software tools and data products covering aviation, aerospace, cargo/global trade, FX trading and human capital. Seabury has developed world-class, enterprise-wide MIS systems that can extract information, manage contracts, and evaluate data across an array of IT systems delivering real-time analysis and executable information. In 2013 Seabury acquired FXone Ltd., a leading provider of new software tools and enterprise software for market makers, brokers and traders for FX trading based in San Francisco which has been renamed Seabury Financial Solutions LLC, and 1 East West Limited, a provider of innovative supply chain finance solutions, based in Hong Kong, which has been renamed Seabury Trade Finance Exchange Ltd.