Chief Executive Officer and President of the Management Board, Lot Polish Airlines
Rafał Milczarski was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Management Board of LOT Polish Airlines on January 28, 2016. A manager with extensive international experience in the transport industry, he brought LOT back to profitability and turned LOT into the fastest growing European airline in 2016.
A trainee at UBS in Zurich and JP Morgan in London, Mr. Milczarski worked in the maritime and railway logistics department at Foster Yeoman Limited in the United Kingdom after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a major in Economics. He co-founded the Baltic Rail, one of the first private railway carriers of goods in Poland. In 2005, he co-founded freight rail carrier Freightliner PL with Freightliner Group from the United Kingdom. As a president and co-owner, he led the company to emerge from a start-up to an enterprise with single-digit market share in Polish freight market. He also founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Freightliner DE, a German subsidiary of Freightliner PL and a co-originator of the Association of Independent Railway Carriers.