Who We Are

Set up in 2007, FinanceMalta, a non-profit public-private initiative, was set up to promote Malta as an international business and financial centre within, as well as outside, Malta.

FinanceMalta brings together and harnesses the resources of the industry and government to ensure Malta maintains a modern and effective legal, regulatory and fiscal framework in which the financial services and fintech sector can continue to grow and prosper.

FinanceMalta came on the scene at a critical time, just as Malta entered the Eurozone. The financial services sector is now a major force in the country’s economy. Malta has some significant strengths to offer the industry such as a well-trained, motivated workforce; a low-cost environment; and an advantageous tax regime backed up by more than 70 double taxation agreements. To these, FinanceMalta can add a world-class information and communications technology infrastructure, English as an official language, an enviable climate, and its strategic location.

Our Mission

To increase the visibility of Malta as an International Financial Centre, thereby enhancing business opportunities for our members by which the industry can sustain its growth traction.

Board of Governors

FinanceMalta’s Board of Governors are equally represented by the private sector (Founding Associations) and the government sector.

George Vella

George Vella

Chairman

Matthew Bianchi

Matthew Bianchi

Vice-Chairman & Governor - Insurance Industry

Kenneth Farrugia

Kenneth Farrugia

Governor - Funds & Asset Servicing Industry

Karol Gabarretta

Karol Gabarretta

Governor - Banking Industry

Tonio Zarb

Tonio Zarb

Governor - IFSP

Alan Cuschieri

Alan Cuschieri

Governor - Government

Anabel Mifsud

Anabel Mifsud

Governor - Government

Marvin Zammit

Marvin Zammit

Governor - Government

Carlos Zarb

Carlos Zarb

Governor - Government

Bernice Buttigieg

Bernice Buttigieg

Secretary to the Board

Founding Associations

FinanceMalta was set up by the Government of Malta and the following associations representing the banking, insurance, and funds sectors, and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.

 
Malta Bankers’ Association
Malta Bankers’ Association
Malta Bankers’ Association
 
Malta Insurance Association
Malta Insurance Association
Malta Insurance Association
 
Malta Asset Servicing Association
Malta Asset Servicing Association
Malta Asset Servicing Association
 
Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
 
Association of Insurance Brokers
Association of Insurance Brokers
Association of Insurance Brokers

Our Team

Contact anyone from the team via our contact page.

Ivan Grech

Ivan Grech

Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Bernice Buttigieg

Dr. Bernice Buttigieg

Head - Technical & Legal

Sandra Russo

Sandra Russo

Executive Assistant to the COO

Andrea Nurchi

Andrea Nurchi

Senior Manager - Business Development

Karl Saviour Attard

Karl Saviour Attard

Digital Marketing Executive