Awarding Committee

George Micallef

Board Governor & MHRA Rep

George Micallef was born in Malta in 1959 and has been involved in the tourism industry his entire working life. He has been a freelance tourism development consultant since 1987 and over the years, he has led a number of projects in both the Public and Private sectors and served as a consultant to Governments as well as private and public institutions, both in Malta and overseas. He has extensive experience in tourism development at a national level and has worked with various international institutions such as UNWTO.George Micallef was president of the MHRA in 2009-2011, and is currently MHRA’s special Envoy on EU Affairs. Over the years, he sat on several tourism related governing boards, committees and councils. He is a director of the Malta Tourism Authority and also of Airmalta plc as well as being the managing director of Sunroute Hotels, Malta. Micallef has published numerous articles and conducted several studies on tourism related matters and has delivered a number of papers at international conferences.

Dr. Barbaros Kon

Board Governor

Dr. Barbaros KON is founder and Chairman of Humanica, a leading HR Consulting firm in Turkey with offices in Istanbul, Izmir, Denizli, Antalya and Canada Toronto. Dr.KON also lectures at various Universities across Turkey and is considered to be leading expert in strategic management and human resource Development. Dr.Barbaros KON is also taking part as an independent member of the executive board in the Holding Company Groups. He is taking part in the executive boards of many CSO’s as chairman of The Turkish Human Management Association and Rotary Club etc. In his business life, he also worked as Human Resource and Quality Assurance Manager and General Manager in many years. He has received the first prize in the field of "Human Resources Manager Who Creates Difference in Turkey".

Vincenzo Silvestrelli

Italy - Advisor

Hala Ekhatib

Iva Bahounek