Lars Winkelbauer

Aviation Executive

An executive leader with two decades of expertise across the aviation, transportation and supply chain & logistic sectors, he has worked for industry leaders including Polar Air Cargo, DHL Express, and Lufthansa. Until recently Mr. Winkelbauer served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide where he was responsible for all aspects of aviation operations, strategy, and service performance in the worldwide Polar network.

Before rejoining Polar, Mr. Winkelbauer served as Vice President Aviation Express for DHL Asia Pacific from 2014 to 2018.

Mr. Winkelbauer previously held the position as Polar’s Vice President, Marketing, Revenue Management & Network Planning and was responsible for all aspects of marketing, revenue management, capacity management and network planning. Prior to that, he was Senior Director, Global Network Management & Planning and Director of Capacity Management for the Americas Region. Before joining Polar, he worked within the Lufthansa Group, where he held a number of management roles in North America, the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Winkelbauer received his bachelor degree in international business and marketing from Loyola University in New Orleans and master degree in international management from Long Island University’s C.W. Post branch and Franklin College, Switzerland.

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