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).
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
Kevin is a Non-Executive Deputy Chairman. 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).
Abraham Thomas, formerly Vice President Financial Control of PPHE Hotel Group, has over 35 years experience working in the hotel/leisure business. He previously worked in the Finance Department of PPHE Hotel Group, first as Financial Controller of Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam in 1993 and then in supporting the growth of the PPHE Hotel Group to its present structure.
Ms. Pende is currently legal counsel at Uljanik, d.d. where she has worked since 1986. Ms. Pende has acted as the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Uljanik Plovidba d.d. for the last twelve years and for the last three years has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Pula Film Festival. Ms. Pende has a law degree from the University of Zagreb.
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.
Damir Lučić was born on 26.11.1958 in Medulin, Croatia. He finished elementary school in Medulin. He attended and graduated from the Secondary Hospitality School in 1976 in Pula. After that he graduated from the Higher Hospitality School in Pula in 1982. Mr. Lučić spent his entire working career at Arenaturist(today Arena Hospitality Group), where he currently has 42 years of service. He is currently employed at Arena Hotel Holiday as Head of Hospitality Services.