Charles F. Yeterian, a retired finance professional, is the President of Aviation Sans Frontières (Aviation without Frontiers) – Swiss Chapter since April 2017 and has been elected in 2018 to be a member of the Board of Directors of ASF – International, a non-profit association whose objective is to channel food and medical equipment to regions of the world with natural calamities or conflicts. Mr. Yeterian also serves as Advisor to Auctris Life Sciences, a biotech research platform focusing on microbiome and various diseases to help launch start-up companies in this field. Other humanitarian work is being undertaken at this stage.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Yeterian was Senior Advisor and Director at Novus Aviation Capital SA, in Geneva, Switzerland, a platform involved in setting up investment funds, aircraft portfolio management and aircraft-related trading, leasing, and financing. Prior to joining Novus, Mr. Yeterian was with UAS, where he was responsible for aircraft financing, structuring and cross-border leasing and setting-up joint venture transactions.
Besides aircraft leasing, Charles Yeterian has an extensive experience in banking with Irving Trust Company, (now Bank of New York Mellon) and First National Bank of Dallas, (now Bank of America), in the field of corporate lending, project / asset-based financing, and correspondent banking.
In between banking positions, Mr. Yeterian was an Associate Consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, New York, and Paris, where he worked on a variety of assignments for corporate and governmental clients in the oil and consumer products sector.
Charles Yeterian holds a Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Economics from St. Joseph University, a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from University of Dallas, Texas and an Executive Banking Program Certificate from The American Banking Institute. Charles is fluent in Arabic, English, and French and has some language skills in Armenian and Italian.
He is married and has four children and three grandchildren. He enjoys traveling, mountain climbing, swimming, reading, music and amateur theatre.