Franz Lanschützer, Management Board President
Mr. Franz Lanschützer has extensive experience in corporate finance and asset management in Central and Eastern Europe. Today Mr. Lanschützer is a Managing Partner in EPIC in Vienna where he has over the last twenty years led M&A, corporate finance and advisory activities in Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia and former Yugoslavia, and later on the creation and management of privatization investment funds in the Czech Republic and in Croatia. Before EPIC he held executive positions with major consulting firms Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Lanschützer holds an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and received his Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Budapest. Within Valamar grupa, Mr. Lanschützer has held key leadership positions since 1999, including membership in Supervisory Boards of Valamar Adria holding d.d. and Riviera Adria d.d. as well as serving as President of Management Board of Valamar grupa d.d. Upon the merger of Valamar grupa and Valamar Adria holding companies to Riviera Adria d.d. in September 2014., Mr. Franz Lanschützer was appointed to the position of President of Management Board of the merged company under the new name Valamar Riviera d.d.
Edi Černjul, Management Board Vice President
Mr. Edi Černjul is born on June 11, 1950 in Labin. He initiated his rich professional career in 1968 as a seasonal employee. During following years he gained plenty of experience on various jobs in tourist sector. Within Valamar grupa Mr. Černjul held key managing positions including position of Management board President of company Rabac d.d. which was merged to Riviera Adria d.d. in 2011, as well as Management board member and then Management board president of Riviera Adria d.d. from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Černjul performed numerous functions in local government sector, For more years he was the president of Tourist Association of Labin, he is a member of Tourist Association of Labin council and a member of Tourist Association of Raša council, also a member of Istrian County Tourist Association, member of Assembly of Croatian Tourist Association, member of Istrian County Concil of Croatian chamber of economy, President of handball club Rudar from Labin and Deputy Major of Raša in two mandates. In company Valamar Riviera d.d. he performs duties of Management board vice president.
dr.sc. Nikola Koncul, Management Board Vice President
Dr.sc. Nikola Koncul, doc. is born on August 29, 1951 in Grac - municipality of Neum, BiH. He graduated from the Faculty for tourism and foreign trade in Dubrovnik, finished master studies at the Faculty of economics and business Zagreb and completed his PhD at the Faculty of economics and tourism Dr.Mijo Mirković, University of Rijeka. He published many papers in internationally recognized reviews, as well as two scientific books. At University of Dubrovnik he is elected for the scientific - teaching position of docent. He started his career in 1970s working as bartender - innovator in hotel Villa Dubrovnik and his innovations were awarded several times on the local, state and international level. In 1980s he continues his career in operative and top management in tourism and banking. Since 2003 until the merger of Dubrovnik - Babin kuk to Riviera Adria he was Management Board President. Since 2004 works as external associate at the University of Dubrovnik and lectures at the final year of the graduate study Strategic management in hospitality. In 1990s he held a number of functions in professional associations and political structures of Dubrovnik, County Dubrovačko - Neretvanska and Republic of Croatia. In 1994 he received Croatian tourism award Anton Štifanić and for his business success he was awarded twice by the President of Republic of Croatia.
Tihomir Nikolaš, Management Board Member
Born on August 18, 1974 in Split. He graduated in 1998 from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Split. In 2006, he completed the postgraduate Executive MBA course at the business school, SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy. He began his career in 1998, as a coordinator of business development in the company, AD Plastik d.d. In 1999 he started working as a commercial manager for the company, ACM RIS d.o.o Zagreb, which was part of the same group. From the years 2001 to 2003, he was the Management Board President in the Krk company, Zlatni otok d.d. In 2003, he became a member of the Riviera Poreč Board (present Valamar Riviera d.d.) As a member of the Valamar Riviera Board, Tihomir Nikolaš manages property and development projects, investments, administrative and legal function.
Marko Čižmek, Management Board Member
Born on October 3, 1972 in Zagreb. He graduated in 1996 from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb. He passed the exams for broker and investment advisor. He began his career in 1996 at Croatian National Bank. He spent few years working in corporate finance at Investmentbank Austria and ICF. From the years 2001 to 2004 he was the member of the Management Board in EURO Invest, the company for investment fund management. Within Valamar group Mr. Čižmek has held numerous managing functions in companies that have been merged to present Valamar Riviera: he was Management Board member of Rabac d.d. (2004-2011), Management Board member of Dubrovnik Babin kuk d.d. (2009-2013) and Management Board member of Valamar Adria holding d.d. (2008-2014). He is the member of Management Board of Croatian Association of Financial Analysts and Croatian Association of Corporate Treasurers. As a member of the Valamar Riviera d.d. Board, Mr. Čižmek manages finances, controlling and IT.
Ivana Budin Arhanić, Management Board Member
Mrs. Ivana Budin Arhanić graduated economics in 1999 from the Middlebury college in USA. After graduation, she works three years as a consultant for strategic management in Boston and New York. In 2003 she started working in Lura d.d. where she manages the project of acquisition and restructuring of Somboled in business system of Lura and in 2004 she was appointed for vice president of Lura Supervisory board. In 2007 she finishes a two-year MBA course at Harvard business school and starts working in Valamar group where in January 2009 she was appointed for Management board member of Valamar Adria Holding d.d. and Valamar grupa d.d. In Valamar Riviera d.d. she is responsible for strategic projects of business development and corporate social responsibility, quality management, public relations, relations with government and professional institutions and for the strategy and selling of non-touristic assets.