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
Vicepresident of the board of Ptak Warsaw Expo, the largest Conference and Exhibition Centre in Central Europe, Vicepresident of the board of Ptak Holding one of the largest Polish private companies and President of the board Ptak Outlet. Associated with PTAK Holding since 1992. In the past he served as member of the board in a wide range of companies and associations. Advisor to Lodz Voivodship. He specialises in management, marketing and leasing of commercial estates, as well as organisation of trade fairs and conferences at an international level. Married with four children.
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.
Roman Giziński – an experienced manager specialized in international trade. For Years he was mainly associated with the automotive and agricultural industries. He started his professional career at AB Filter, where he was responsible for development of sales of automotive parts on eastern markets – Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The nest several years he worked for Skoda brand and recently, as an export manager, he dealt with market development and creating a sales network in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine for the Swimer company, a Polish manufacturer of tanks intended for storing fuels and industrial liquids. Participant of many international agricultural fairs, including:
YUGAGRO in Krasnodar, BIELAGRO in Minsk, AGRO SHOW in Bednary, as well as the largest event of this type in the world, Agritechnica in Hanover.
He is graduate of the University of Mikołaj Kopernik in Torun, faculty: international relations. Privately – a happy father and fan of motorization, especially motorcycles form the legendary American brand.