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Senior Advisors

John Bennett

Senior Adviser

John Bennett has 35 years’ experience in the UK and European leasing and asset finance markets, having been CEO of leasing subsidiaries at Chase Manhattan Bank, Sanwa Bank, Bank of America and Hitachi Capital . John has been a Board member of both the FLA and Leaseurope, the Brussels based trade association for the European leasing markets, and is an ex-chairman of Leaseurope. John is currently an independent member of the FLA Business Finance Code Group and a course tutor on FLA training courses. John holds a BA degree in business studies, and a post graduate business diploma from Manchester Business School. 

Alejandro Kerschen

Senior Adviser

Managing Partner, Atlantic Alliance. Before setting up Atlantic Alliance in 2003, Alejandro was a Managing Director of SEI Investments, a leading asset management and financial technology firm. There he ran the firm's Latin American asset management business and subsequently was responsible for developing European partnerships between SEI and financial institutions in Continental Europe. Prior to SEI, he held capital markets positions at Paribas (Head of the fixed income emerging markets sales, trading and research European team), Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, primarily in the emerging markets sector. Alejandro has been a non-executive director of Climate Change Capital, a London-based asset management company owned by Bunge. He also sits on the board of a single family office and is an adviser to several financial services companies. Alejandro has worked in Europe, the US and Latin America and holds a degree in Economics from UCA in Buenos Aires and an MSc in Finance from London Business School.