ACI President of the Management Board

In early February, the Government of the Republic of Croatia decided on ACI’s new, three-member, Management Board. Kristijan Pavić, who chaired the Board in the past five and a half years, will continue to be its president, while the new Management Board members are Ivan Herak, PhD, and Josip Ostrogović.

Kristijan Pavić’s five-year term was marked by positive financial results, diversification of business, and investments. Strategic projects have continuously been implemented that greatly improve the quality of domestic tourism and further position Croatia as a global nautical superpower.

Rovinj has got a completely renewed ACI marina Rovinj, one of the most luxurious Croatian marinas and one of the few that boast a prestigious 5-anchor rating. In partnership with GITONE Kvarner, which is part of the prominent Lürssen Group, ACI Marina Rijeka is being built, which will change the cityscape of Rijeka, create more than 130 new jobs and take the entire destination to the next level.
The ACI Sail project was a grand way to start the diversification of the Company’s business. This unique project brings together a crew of medal-winning sailors – some of them Olympians – and a fleet of the world’s most luxurious sailing boats made by the Finnish manufacturer Nautor’s Swan. In addition to the crew of champions, the main assets of this project are the exclusive partnership with Nautor’s Swan and the world’s only training centre for their top ClubSwan36 sailing boats, located in Split. We have brought ACI back to the sailing sport, to its natural environment. The regattas we have organised and the ones we are planning to hold in the future, will extend the season and attract visitors with greater purchasing power.
During the last 5 years, significant investments such as those in ACI marinas Korčula, Dubrovnik, Vodice, Split, etc. have been made or are under way. But the basis for any further investment is the extension of concession periods since the concessions for almost all ACI marinas will expire in 2030.