Comprising seven members, our Supervisory Board plays a pivotal role in guiding the company's strategic direction. Six members are elected by the General Assembly, while an additional member has the potential to be appointed by the Company's employees' council. Together, they bring diverse perspectives and expertise to ensure effective governance and decision-making.

Boris Ivesha


Boris Ivesha has been President of PPHE Hotel Group since 1991. Mr. Ivesha brought the Park Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand to the PPHE Hotel Group in 1994 in collaboration with the Red Sea Group (one of the major shareholders of PPHE Hotel Group) and has been a major contributor in the expansion of PPHE Hotel Group. Mr. Ivesha established the Yamit Hotel, Israel in 1984 and served as its President. He was Director of the Carlton Hotel in Israel (1979–1984). Prior to that, he was a General Manager of the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London (1972 – 1979).

Yoav Papouchado

Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Yoav Papouchado is Chairman of the Board of Red Sea Hotels Limited and has been since 1998. Red Sea Hotels Limited is a group of real-estate companies operating worldwide. Mr. Papouchado holds an MBA as well as a BA in Economics from the Tel-Aviv University.

Kevin Michael McAuliffe

Board member

Kevin is a Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of PPHE Hotel Group Limited. He was a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners for 20 years and has held directorships in various regulated investment companies and remains a director of two regulated entities.

Retired Chairman of Carey Group (since joining as Chief Executive in 1999), he was also Head of Advisory Services for Paribas International Private Banking and Managing Director of Paribas Suisse in Guernsey (1992-1999). He served as Finance Director of Ansbacher offshore banking group, was appointed as Chief Executive of Ansbacher’s Guernsey bank and trust company business in 1994 and held posts in three different departments in the States of Guernsey (1973-1980).

Ivana Matovina

Board member

Mrs. Matovina is an expert in the field of audit and accounting and has extensive knowledge in audit and application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). She is a Croatian certified auditor and Certified auditor of Great Britain. Ms. Matovina was a perennial member of the Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency and of the Croatian Financial Reporting Standards Board.

She is a founder and a director of the several smaller local companies, among others Antares savjetovanje d.o.o. and Antares revizija d.o.o. She serves as a member and the deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board of Professio energija d.d.

Amra Pende

Board member

Ms. Pende was a long-standing legal counsel at Uljanik, d.d. where she worked for over 30 years. Ms. Pende acts as the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Alpha Adriatic d.d.. Ms. Pende holds a law degree from the University of Zagreb.

Lorena Škuflić

Board Member

Ms Škuflić is a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb and since 2010 has been the Head of the Department of Economic Theory. Prior to this, Ms. Škuflić was employed at the Croatian Chamber of Economy – County Chamber Pula and also with the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. Ms. Škuflić obtained her PhD in economics at the University of Rijeka in 1999. Ms. Škuflić is a member of boards at the Faculty of Economics and Business, the University of Zagreb and the Ministry of Science and Education, as well as a member of different associations.

Goran Nikolić

Board member

Goran Nikolić was born in 1977 in Pula, Croatia. He completed his primary and secondary education in Pula in 1995. In 2010, he completed the course for "System and Network Administrator" at the University College Algebra. After employment at Pula Airport and Uljanik, since 1998 he has been employed by Arenaturist (today Arena Hospitality Group) where he has already worked for 22 years. Mr. Nikolić also holds the position of President of the Workers' Council of the Company.

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