Board Of Directors

Alfred Pisani is the Chairman of IHI. He founded and heads the Corinthia Group, IHI’s principal shareholder. The Corinthia Group is a leading international hotel developer, investor and operator, with interests in several countries. 
Frank Xerri de Caro joined the Board of IHI in 2005, having previously been the General Manager of Bank of Valletta p.l.c., besides serving on the boards of directors of several major financial, banking and insurance institutions. He is also Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the IHI Audit Committee. 

Douraid Zaghouani is Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). Prior to joining ICD, Mr Zaghouani was with Xerox for more than 25 years.

During his career he held a number of senior general management, sales and marketing roles in both Europe and North America. He has been also Chairman of the Board of several Xerox companies, his last held appointment being Corporate Officer and President, Channel Partner Operations for Xerox based in New York. 

Hamad Buamim is President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and serves as the Deputy Chairman of the World Chambers Federation – ICC - in Paris. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the UAE Central Bank, Chairman of National General Insurance and Board Member of Union Properties.
Abdulnaser Ahmida is Head of the Financial Analysis Department at Libyan Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO) where he also served from 1997 to 2007.

Abuagila Almahdi is Vice - Chairman of Corinthia Palace Hotel Company Limited, nominated by the Libyan Foreign Investment Company (Lafico). Mr Almahdi is Deputy Managing Director of Libyan Foreign Investment Company (Lafico) where he is also the Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mr Almahdi is a graduate in accounting from the University of Tripoli and holds a Masters in Finance, Accounting and Management from Bradford University School of Management (UK).

Khaled Algonsel, joined Libyan Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO) in 1993. He was Manager of the Treasury and Financial Planning Department and was appointed Managing Director in 2012. He is Chairman of Libya Investment Company, Egypt since 2013 and Vice Chairman of Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, Saudi Arabia since 2012.


Joseph Pisani, is a founder director and member of the main board of Corinthia Palace Hotel Company Limited (CPHCL) as from 1962, and has served on a number of boards of subsidiary companies. 

From 2000 to 2014 he has served as Chairman of the Monitoring Committee of CPHCL and IHI.



Joseph J Vella is a partner in a leading law practice, and a director on the boards of several major companies.

Winston V. Zahra, is the Chairman of the Island Hotels Group Holdings p.l.c. He was Managing Director of the IHG Group until 2009 and prior to 1987, he was the co-founder of one of the leading tourism-oriented companies in Malta.

Mr Zahra is CEO of The President’s Trust and he has served on various boards and committees related to the tourism industry.  Mr Zahra is also a director of Caritas and was a member of the Council of the University of Malta and Chairman of Volksbank Malta Limited. In 2008 Mr Zahra was awarded the National Order of Merit for his contribution to the tourism industry.

Joseph Fenech, CEO - Corporate, enjoys an acknowledged reputation in the hotel business, having been intimately involved in the Corinthia Group’s expansion and financial development over the past 31 years.
Simon Naudi , CEO - Development, joined the Corinthia Group in a senior executive role in 1997 and served as Director on the IHI Board from 2005 to 2015. He has been responsible for business development, particularly hotel and real estate acquisitions and development. Mr Naudi is also the CEO of Corinthia Hotels, IHI’s operating company.
Alfred Fabri has been Company Secretary since IHI’s inception. He joined the Corinthia Group in 1989 and has occupied various senior positions in the private and public sectors.