Sudhir Amembal is Chairman and CEO of Amembal & Halladay. He began his professional career in lease education, consulting and publications by co-founding the firm in 1978.
Amembal & Halladay is the world’s most highly respected training and consulting firm in the field of equipment leasing. The firm has trained over 80,000 leasing professionals throughout the world. Mr. Amembal has conducted technical presentations on leasing in over 80 countries.
As a government advisor, Mr. Amembal has spearheaded lease consultancy engagements conducted on behalf of over 20 governments including China, Indonesia, Korea, Nigeria and Russia. These engagements required him to review the overall leasing industry in each country and devise strategic recommendations to facilitate the growth of the industry.
He has authored or co-authored 17 books on leasing, including: Winning With Leasing, Operating Leases: The Complete Guide, International Leasing: The Complete Guide, The Handbook of Equipment Leasing, Lease Securitization, A Guide to Accounting for Leases, and A Guide to Captive Finance Company Equipment Leasing. His latest publication, Leasing-The Creative Financing Alternative, was released in October, 2019.
He has appeared as a keynote speaker at numerous domestic and international conferences. He has addressed conventions held by all four of the global regional associations – African Leasing Association, Asialease, Leaseurope, and the Latin American Leasing Association. He chaired each of the annual World Leasing Conventions from 1993 until its discontinuance in 2013.
In 2016, Mr. Amembal was inducted into the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), U.S.A. The honor is bestowed on those who have made unique, significant, and lasting contributions to the equipment finance industry.
For a period of five years, from 1997 to 2002, he was Chairman of Amembal Capital Corporation, a middle market leasing company. Prior to 1978, he was a member of the faculty at the College of Business, University of Utah.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay, and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah.
He lives with his wife, Kiran, in Salt Lake City, Utah.