Behind AWAR’s success is our dedicated team of experienced leaders, drawn from multiple sectors of the aviation industry including major airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions, law firms and professional services organizations. We share a passion for the advancement of women in all aspects of the industry, and an unwavering belief that by engaging with our male and female industry colleagues, we can drive real change.

Mehtap Cevher Conti

Partner, Hogan Lovells

AWAR Steering Committee Member

Mehtap Cevher Conti is a partner at Hogan Lovells, where she concentrates her practice on asset finance, particularly in the aviation and transportation industries. Her broad-based experience includes working with clients on secured debt and export credit agency supported transactions, revolving credit facilities, leveraged leases, operating leases, portfolio acquisitions, and asset-backed structured financings and securitizations for commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, aircraft operating lessors, and airlines. She also advises clients in the purchase and lease financing of corporate aircraft and helicopters.

Ms. Cevher Conti frequently handles finance transactions that involve multiple global jurisdictions. She has been recognized in The Legal 500 US for Aviation/Air Travel Finance, as well as in Euromoney’s Expert Guides for Aviation.

Ms. Cevher Conti received her BA from Koç University in Istanbul and her JD from Boston College Law School. She is a native of Turkey and is fluent in Turkish.


Director, Global Structured Dept – Transportation, Citigroup

AWAR Steering Committee Member

Anyi Lee is a Director in the Global Structured Debt group at Citigroup based in New York.

Anyi focuses on the aviation sector, originating, structuring and advising on financing and strategic transactions for US and international airlines, leasing companies, manufacturers and buy-side aviation investors.

Since joining Citigroup in 2014, Anyi has worked on numerous industry award winning transactions across the full spectrum of structured products including Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (EETCs), Aircraft ABS, structured equity sales, term loans, warehouses and secured revolvers. Prior to joining Citigroup, Anyi was an Associate in the Aviation Capital Markets group at Deutsche Bank.

Anyi is a member of the Advancing Women in Aviation Roundtable (AWAR) Steering Committee and the Women’s Bond Club of New York. Anyi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science from Duke University.


Unique opportunities for real engagement – across gender and seniority lines

AWAR events seek to educate and enlighten, providing unique opportunities for engagement with our industry colleagues. Roundtable exercises set the stage for meaningful dialogue and learning through shared experiences.