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.

Rudolph Psaila

Rudolph Psaila

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

Wayne Pisani

Wayne Pisani

Governor - IFSP

Justin Spiteri

Justin Spiteri

Governor - Government

Josianne Cascun Montebello

Josianne Cascun Montebello

Governor - Government

Marvin Zammit

Marvin Zammit

Governor - Government

Claude Abela

Claude Abela

Governor - Government (Youth)

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

Giselle Borg Olivier

Giselle Borg Olivier

Marketing - Events & Communication

Sandra Russo

Sandra Russo

Executive Assistant to the COO

Andrea Nurchi

Andrea Nurchi

Business Development Manager

Doriana Bileci

Doriana Bileci

Operations Assistant

Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the new FinanceMalta website!

We have put much time and effort in designing and creating a website which offers a useful and informative go-to platform on the financial services industry in Malta as well in streamlining our menu options with visual aesthetics which will enhance the user experience.

Whether you are a member, a potential investor, or one of the stakeholders in the industry,  we look forward to finding out how we can support you and your team with any assistance that you might require.

The launch of the new website is just a segment of a wider strategy for 2020 and beyond. This strategy is based on five pillars: innovation, value creation, inclusiveness, internationalisation and being digital. By building on these priorities, we aim at:

  • Focusing on innovating our core traditional sectors whilst continuing to assist in developing new sectors
  • Being closer to our members, focusing on their needs and offering them the services they require
  • Reinforcing Malta’s position as a financial services jurisdiction at an international level by forging closer links to International Associations and in close cooperation with all stakeholders
  • Strengthening our presence across the digital platforms which will allows us to reach out more effectively and efficiently to further enhance Malta’s strategy in financial services.

We must remain forward thinking and continue striving to uphold Malta’s propositions in an ever changing and globalised society.

This is where it all comes together, this is FinanceMalta.

Rudolph Psaila