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Polis Polycarpou

Senior Vice President, Head of Information and Strategic Marketing (Aviation)

Polis Polycarpou is the Head of Information & Strategic Marketing (ISMA) for the Aviation Division at DVB Bank SE, based at the bank’s London Branch. Polis started at DVB in 2001 and soon after joining the Aviation Division, he helped create and establish the bank’s dedicated “Aviation Industry Research” unit, providing unbiased, aero asset-related analytical products and services. In 2006, Polis created a second, parallel research discipline within DVB Aviation; as Head of Airline Market Research, he provided insight and commentary on commercial airline operators and the airline industry, in addition to opining on potential aviation investments. In 2015, Polis co-created and launched yet another unit within DVB Aviation – Information and Strategic Marketing, or ISMA for short. Today, as Head of ISMA, Polis is responsible for the strategic marketing and business development of the Bank’s Aviation Platform of products and services, in addition to managing and disseminating the vast amount of business information and industry intelligence flowing throughout the Division. Polis started his aviation career in 1998 as a Graduate Engineer working for a European flag-carrier. He holds two postgraduate degrees: a Master of Engineering in Air-Transport Engineering from City University, London, and a Master of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance from London’s renowned CASS Business School. Polis is a long-serving Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT). His interviews, comments and opinions often appear in national press, industry journals and publications. He regularly partakes in international aviation conferences and seminars – frequently as Chairman, but also as Moderator, Panellist and Presenter, with subjects including the AirFinance market, commercial aircraft and aero-engines, air transport trends and dynamics, airline strategies, and cargo-conversion finance.

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