Derek Soper

Derek Soper

Derek Soper is a long-standing member of the Leasing Industry having entered the business in 1960 with the first leasing company established in the UK. He has served as Chairman of the UK Equipment Leasing Association (now the Finance & Leasing Association) and was a member of the Industry Future Council of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association of America and the Finance House Association of Hong Kong, having also chaired a European integration committee for Leaseurope. Derek is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors and a Freeman of the City of London. Latterly Derek chaired AT&T Capital in both Europe and Asia returning to the UK from Hong Kong in 1998 and established International Advisory Associates and The Alta Group consultancy in Europe where he served as Principal and Chairman. Currently Chairman of IAA-Advisory he continues with close associations across the industry and throughout the world.

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  • Leasing 101

  • The modern version of the term 'leasing' can have a number of meanings. All are concerned, however, with the use of an asset of some sort by a party who does not own that asset in the full sense.