The PRBCC Board is a managing body and is made up of three members from different business sectors. The Board represents the interests of the PRBCC Members. Board members are elected at the GMMC (General Meeting of Member Companies), according to the Statute. The current Board was elected at the Inaugural Meeting of Member Companies on the 9th of June 2016.
The Board is assisted in its activity by an Executive body and by members of different committees.
GHEORGHE MARIAN CRISTESCU
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Gheorghe Marian Cristescu began his adventure in the hotel industry over 19 years ago. Before joining Chopin Airport Development (CAD), he gained professional experience working in Poland for several international companies, which included 3 years at the Radisson chain, over 10 years at Accor Hotels and then over 4 years at Best Western. Cristescu’s strong job performance and excellent knowledge of the market has enabled Best Western to become the leader on the Polish franchise hotel market in recent years. In February 2015, Cristescu was named Director for Poland and the Baltic Countries, Best Western International. In April 2016, Gheorghe Cristescu became Chairman of the Board of Chopin Airport Development – a company established by State Enterprise “Porty Lotnicze” (PPL), whose mission is to carry out investments next to airports. CAD is the investor, operator and administrator of existing buildings and investments realized from beginning to end. Two hotels in Warsaw and Katowice are in the construction phase. Mr. Cristescu won several awards, including “Personality of the Year 2012”, granted by the magazine Hotelarz and the titel ``Man of the Year``.
MEMBER OF THE BOARD
Mrs. Gizińska is a marketing and corporate communications director with over 20 years of experience. Over the years, she managed some of the biggest and most admired brands in the world - IBM, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson. She worked also as a high executive for Polish companies: US Pharmacia and CIECH S.A.
She graduated the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE), Faculty of Management and Marketing. She continues her education at WSE on PhD level.
MEMBER OF THE BOARD
Mrs. Condratov has more that 25 years of business experience in Romania and Canada, developing mainly production facilities for own brands. Real estate development was a new field added to the above portfolio in 2004 and continuing up to date. Mrs. Condratov started as a sport teacher in 1989 and it was a hard work to achieve the today accomplishments. It was a family effort and hopefully this legacy will go to our children to be carried on. As Joseph Campbell said, she truly believes that: “Passion will move man beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.” Apart of her role in PRBCCI, Mrs. Condratov is involved in several projects, like: The National Union of Romanian Employers (U.N.P.R.) – Coordinator of the International Relations Department, SDK Management LTD - real estate developer – owner, Hexol Lube LTD – Automotive and Industrial lubricants and chemicals blending and packaging facility exporting today in 16 countries – shareholder, Kondratov LTD – alcoholic beverages blending and packaging facility – shareholder.
MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
Doctor of economic sciences, Associate professor in the Department of International Finance at the University of Economics in Poznań. He studied at the University of Economics in Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Universities of Tilburg (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium). He worked at the Central Brokerage House of WBK S.A., BRE Brokers Brokerage House S.A. and Polinwest Brokerage House S.A. He is a Licensed Investment Adviser (license No. 111) and Securities Broker (license No. 1094). He is also a Member of the Supervisory Boards of Nationale-Nederlanden Life Insurance Company SA and Carpathia Capital SA - the first Polish company listed on the Stock Exchange in Bucharest.
He graduated from the faculty of Marketing and Management at Zielona Góra University of Technology and Post-Graduate Association of Managerial Initiatives. He worked in Staropolski Dom Maklerski SA and the Polish Capital Fund SA. He is licensed advisor in the Alternative Trading System (No. 105/2011). CEO of Carpathia Capital SA (VC / PE listed on the AeRO ATS Stock Exchange in Bucharest), member of the Board of IPO Financial Advisory Services SA. Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dom Maklerski SA INC. He is member of supervisory boards of companies from high technology sector, construction, health care and manufacturing. Member of the Investment Committee of the Incubator Innovation INTERIOR based in Nowa Sol.
Flavian-Catalin Pah holds the position of Executive Director of the Polish-Romanian Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry since its formation. In 2014, after 3 years of journalism, he left PRO TV Cluj - the regional branch of the biggest Romanian media channel and continued his studies in Warsaw, after receiving a one year scholarship at the College of Europe - Natolin Campus. Since then, he was involved in economic bilateral relations and became a part of the working group which prepared the project of the Polish-Romanian Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry. After graduation, he started to be focused on creating business networks with a keen interest in Polish and Romanian market, both in Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest. In 2016, he co-organized the visit of the Polish National Chamber of Commerce delegation in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, as for 2017, he coordinated the first edition of the ``GoRomania Caravan``. Since 2018, he makes the permanent link between Warsaw, Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest business networks.