LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Capital International, a leading specialized finance provider to the mid-market, 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 is an experienced leader who 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 Inc. 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. On an international basis, GE Capital offers cross border financing to deliver global growth for customers – offering global relationship management with local experts and knowledge, as well as access to GEs industrial expertise, through its Access GE programme.
About GE Capital International
GE Capital International is a leading, global provider of specialist finance to the mid-market, with headquarters in London and serving customers from 30 markets across EMEA and Asia Pacific.
GE Capital International is focussed on driving growth in its core commercial leasing & lending products and markets. It provides mid-market customers with a wide range of financing solutions including accounts receivable management, inventory finance, asset backed lending, cross-border financing, leveraged finance, leasing/vendor finance and fleet management solutions.
GE Capital is one of Europe’s leading providers of leveraged finance for mid-market private equity backed transactions and has a leveraged loan portfolio in excess of €5 billion across EMEA covering 160 companies in the region. For more info, visit www.gecapital.eu.