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Stephen O'Donnell

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Stephen is the Global Head of the Maples Group's fiduciary services business in Europe and is also a member of the global executive management team, providing strategic direction, oversight and supervision to the business. He oversees the provision of a comprehensive range of investment fund, structured finance and private client services including, directorships, board support and company secretarial services, trustee, share trustee, compliance services, conflict advisory services, liquidations, insurance management, accounting for structured finance vehicles, investment funds and private clients, power of attorney and proxy agent services.

He is also responsible for leading the European team of professionals that provide our aviation and asset financing services to global financial institutions, export credit agencies, investment managers, international corporations, lessors, airlines and private equity funds active in the European aviation sector. The Maples Group has acted on aviation transactions involving over 2,000 aircraft, including leasing, acquisition and disposal, financing and securitisation of aircraft, the establishment of leasing platforms, as well as IPOs in the aviation space and the provision of managing agent and cash management services to aircraft ABS transactions. In servicing aircraft ABS transactions, Stephen aims to leverage our fiduciary capacity to create synergies with our managing agent and cash management offering to provide a holistic management and administration solution to entire leasing and financing platforms.


Stephen first joined the Maples Group in the Cayman Islands in 2000. He later re-joined in Dublin in 2006 after working for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands. He has extensive structured finance experience both in capital markets and structured asset finance. His capital markets expertise includes cash and synthetic CDOs, loan securitisations, repackagings, MTN and CP programmes as well as other conduit structures. Stephen's experience in asset finance includes asset securitisation, structured products and aviation and extends to various multi-jurisdictional bespoke financial solutions.


Founding Member of the Irish Aviation Foundation

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland

Past Chairman of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants


Fiduciary Services


Accounting Technician Qualification, Distinction, 1993

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland


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