Speaker Profile

Gheorghe Cristescu

CEO, Chopin Airport Development

Gheorghe Marian Cristescu, Chairman of the Board of Chopin Airport Development, Chairman of the Board and President of Social Tourism Council of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism in Poland, President of Polish-Romanian Chamber of Commerce.

He took over the position of the Chopin Airport Developement Chairman of the Board in April 2016. His over 20 years long experience covers positions at the Radisson Hotels and for over 10 years at the Accor Hotels. Furthermore, he participated in numerous international managerial and sales trainings, including at the Houston University.

In February 2015 he was named Director for Poland and the Baltic Countries, Best Western International. His nomination was connected with the strengthening strategic role of the corporation’s Polish division in Central and Northern Europe as well as the chain’s accelerating growth in Poland.

Gheorghe Cristescu himself has won several awards, including “Personality of the Year 2012”, granted by the magazine Hotelarz; “Man of the Year” in the Prime Property Prize 2012 plebiscite; and “Hotelier of the Year 2013”, an honor bestowed upon him by the HRS portal. As the unquestioned leader and specialist of the hotel market in Poland, he regularly appears as a panelist in the most important industry events. 

He speaks Romanian, Polish, English and Spanish fluently.