Industry Update
Appointment20 February 2020

Jan Ifcic

Appointed Cluster General Manager for Sri Lanka
At Amari Galle, OZO Colombo and OZO Kandy, Sri Lanka

Jan Ifcic

ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Ifcic as Cluster General Manager of ONYX Hospitality Group in Sri Lanka. Jan succeeds Russell Cool who departs following more than two years of leadership, and will oversee the company's three hotels in Sri Lanka - Amari Galle, OZO Colombo and OZO Kandy.

A native of Slovakia brings over 25 years of international hospitality industry experience with IHG, spanning eight countries across Europe and the Middle East. Before joining ONYX, Jan was Area General Manager IHG Bahrain.

Prior to that, he held General Manager roles at InterContinental properties in Jordan and Egypt, including senior leadership roles in Lebanon, Kuwait, UAE and the UK.

University of West London - London School of Hospitality and Tourism

Jan Ifcic (Class of 2001) is a graduate of University of West London - London School of Hospitality and Tourism in London - United Kingdom
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Onyx Hospitality Group

Having been in the industry for over 45 years, Onyx is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading hospitality management companies, with a portfolio that includes over 18 operational properties across Asia and more new properties rapidly being developed in the next few years.
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