Reuel ("Reli") Slonim
President of the Management Board
Mr Slonim joined Arena Hospitality Group as Executive Director in 2008. His previous role was as Vice President of Operations & Development and board member of Isrotel Hotels and Resorts, one of Israel’s leading hospitality companies. Prior to that, Mr Slonim was Vice President Marketing & Sales after having served for ten years as General Manager of 5-Star resort hotels. Since joining Arena Hospitality Group in 2008, he has led a programme of major transformations which include the renovation, upgrading and rebranding of six properties (1,200 rooms) and the growth in EBITDA from €4.0 million in 2008 to €18.0 million in 2016. At the same time, several of the Group’s IT systems were updated and a management and training culture has been introduced, which has resulted in Arena Hospitality Group being recognised as a leading hospitality company in Croatia. Mr Slonim is an active member of the Pula and Medulin Tourist Board, in the community of Medulin and city of Pula and in culture and sports associations.
Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer
Devansh Bakshi joined Arena Hospitality Group in 2019 as Board member and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that he worked as Group Finance Director for Arora Group, which is a diverse real estate business managing hotels, construction and commercial property portfolio in the UK. In 2011 he joined PPHE Hotel Group and worked for over five years as a Regional Financial Controller for the UK region. He has over 25 years of hospitality experience covering various disciplines of finance, real estate & construction. He is instrumental in ongoing group’s financial activities for redevelopment and new acquisitions. Consolidating of support functions and technology upgrade for group wide optimisation of resources and organisational efficiency. Leads group compliance (including ESG), governance and enterprise risk management. He has a particular focus on investor relations and capital market activities. Mr Bakshi holds a Hotel Management degree, an MBA in International Business and is a qualified Fellow Chartered Management Accountant from United Kingdom.
Member of the Management Board and Marketing and Sales Director
Mrs Kraljević joined Arena Hospitality Group as Sales and Marketing Director in January 2009. During her previous appointment, Mrs Kraljević was covering for six years the position of Sales and Marketing Director in Croatia for the renowned hotel chain Sol Meliá. Previously to that, for the same company, she was the Contracting Director for both Istraturist Umag and Jadranturist Rovinj for 4 years. Since joining Arena Hospitality Group in 2009, she has projected the company to the top of the market in Croatia, thorough the repositioning of seven upgraded properties, the development of a modern sales and marketing department and the introduction of revenue and yield management, the growth of new digital and online business, the introduction and launch of new technical hotel innovation. Under her leadership, developing and directing marketing and sales strategies for 15 hotels and 12 camping and resorts, AHG is now gaining market share and penetration in Germany, Hungary and Croatia. Mrs Kraljević is Member of the Istrian Tourism Marketing Director’s Board since 2003. Her marketing achievements were awarded four times with the Golden Goat Award.
Edmond ("Edi") Pinto
Member of the Management Board & Chief Operation Officer
Edi Pinto started his hospitality career as General Manager in hotel operations, working for ‘’Isrotel’’ hotel chain for more than 20 years. Edi Pinto has rich experience in the hotel industry with extensive knowledge in establishing cooperation with large businesses and organizational bodies and fostering community ties at the municipal level. He recently worked as Resort Consultant & Owner Representative, managing all required opening procedures for a new holiday resort. Providing support to the owner in regards of financial issues, establishing budgets, developing, regulations, standards, terms, documentation, processes, handling requirements and inventories. Mr Pinto joined Arena Hospitality Group in March 2020.