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Jan Szmigin - Publisher & Editor

Jan Szmigin -  Publisher & Director

Jan Szmigin, MBA (Cranfield), began his financial career in 1980 as a relationship manager at Chase Manhattan Bank and moved into leasing as VP-Marketing. Then, after seven years as managing director of Hambros Vendor Leasing, he shifted focus to Central and Eastern Europe, where he established one of the first leasing companies in Poland, followed by a captive network for AT&T Capital from a hub in Vienna. He concluded this period abroad by establishing De Lage Landen Leasing Polska SA. After returning to the UK he was a founding Principal The Alta Group EMEA leasing consultancy, before founding LeasingWorld in 2005.

When he's not being passionate about leasing, Jan likes creative writing, gardening and cooking.

Allan Foad - Contributing Editor

Allan Foad -  Contributing Editor

Allan Foad spent 35 years with Lloyds TSB Bank, which included two spells of working in leasing/asset finance. In 1994, he commenced his second spell as deputy managing director of Lloyds Leasing. A big-ticket specialist, he went on to play a crucial role in the bank's Structured Asset Finance business providing solutions for the purchase of major strategic assets and taking on complex transactions in the international arena. 

Allan's writing style is much admired, and his board-level experience means his articles have authority and insight.

   

Sarah Knott - Accounts and Administration

Sarah Knott -  Accounts and Administration Sarah Knott was Practice Manager at Howard Painter & Co Ltd, of Worcester, and now runs her own accounting business. Sarah deals with all the day-to-day aspects of LeasingWorld's financial administration, reporting, accounting and taxation.

GloderWorks - LeasingWorld's Web team

Gloderworks GloDerWorks took over the managment of the Leasing World site after the original webmaster Mike Smith's untimely death. Derry Thompson (left) is a true expert in his field, providing Leasing World with an enviable and reliable service, and the swiftest response times possible.