Commercial aviation and AirFinance executive
Polis Polycarpou is an esteemed commercial aviation & AirFinance executive with more than eighteen years of experience in leading aviation banking coverage, strategic marketing, business development, risk and research functions, that have contributed towards accelerated and improved business growth, and market penetration.
Prior to joining PA Nyras in 2018, Polis was the Head of Aviation Information & Strategic Marketing at DVB Bank in London. Polis started at DVB in 2001 establishing the Aviation Industry Research unit, providing unbiased, aero asset-related analysis. In 2006, Polis became the Head of Airline Market Research, providing insight and commentary on airlines and the wider air transport industry, in addition to opining on potential aviation investments. From 2015, as part of DVB Aviation’s Senior Management Team, Polis was responsible for the business development and strategic marketing of the Aviation Platform, and managed the vast amount of intelligence and data flowing throughout the Division. Polis started his aviation career in 1998 as a Maintenance Planning Engineer, working for a European flag-carrier.
Polis holds two Masters degrees in Air-Transport Engineering (City University) and in Shipping, Trade and Finance (CASS Business School). He is a long-serving Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT).
A highly regarded industry expert, Polis’ comments and opinions often appear in press, industry journals and publications. He proactively partakes in global aviation conferences – frequently as Chairman, covering the AirFinance and leasing market, aircraft and aero-engines, industry trends and dynamics. Polis is also a guest lecturer at Airbus’ AirBusiness Academy in Toulouse and at Cranfield University’s Centre for Air Transport Management.