Edward Allely joins expanding Linklease team as Operations Director
DUBAI, July 21, 2015 – Linklease, the region's leading SME equipment leasing business has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Edward Allely as Operations Director.
Edward will be responsible for developing and executing Linklease's operating strategy across the region as it scales up its platform and assets under management.
With over 15 years of financial services experience which includes undertaking senior positions with leading banking and financial services organisations in the Middle East and Europe, Edward brings a high degree of leadership, commercial and SME acumen to the role.
Edward was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Finance UAE; a leading SME financing organisation and joined the business in 2008 as its Director of Strategy. Earlier, Edward worked in senior strategy roles with prestigious global banks including Barclays Bank and Lloyds TSB in his native UK.
Steve Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Linklease said, "We're delighted to have Edward onboard as the newest member of our executive team. He is an important appointment given his extensive regional and SME experience, and adds the necessary leadership and depth to help Linklease continue its growth trajectory by capitalising on the opportunities ahead of us."
Edward added, "It's great to have joined Linklease at such an exciting time. I am looking forward to working with Steve and the rest of the team to provide SMEs across the Middle East with an appealing alternative to traditional finance whilst generating strong returns for our investors."
Linklease is the Middle East’s leading SME equipment leasing company. Established in 2014 and headquartered in Dubai, its ambition is to provide SMEs across the region with an alternative to traditional sources of equipment finance whilst facilitating opportunities for global fixed income investors. With a leadership team backed by 25 years of specialist experience in SME financing, Linklease provides new and used equipment leasing, sale and lease-back agreements and equipment management services to a broad range of industries.