Heinz Westen

Heinz Westen

Chief Operating Officer

Heinz brings over 25 years of experience in aviation and finance to his role as our Chief Operating Officer. His most recent position prior to Aergen was as CFO of Dubai Aerospace Enterprises where, along with Robert Genise, he created, grew, and ran the company. For more than four years, Heinz managed all administrative, financial, and tax aspects of the major aircraft lessor.

Heinz also has another six years’ experience in aircraft leasing with Boullioun Aviation Services where, as CFO and Chief Administrative Officer, he was responsible for finance, treasury, accounting, credit, and IT. Before that, came eight years at LTU International Airways, culminating in both CEO and CFO roles. There he oversaw the transformation of all LTU group companies from private limited partnerships into public companies and completed a complete fleet exchange.

His early career also involved aircraft as Heinz worked in various legal and aircraft financing capacities for WestLB in Dusseldorf, London, and New York.

Heinz holds a Magna Cum Laude Doctorate in German Anti-Trust Law, passed the German State and Bar Examination with honours, and is qualified to practice German Law.