Prime Min­is­ter ap­points Malta-UK Busi­ness Pro­mo­tion Task­force

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

The Prime Min­is­ter has ap­pointed his Spe­cial En­voy for In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion Joseph Zam­mit Tabona to chair the newly set up Malta-UK Busi­ness Pro­mo­tion Task­force which will be re­spon­si­ble for busi­ness pro­mo­tion of Malta within the UK.

This task force is be­ing set up to im­ple­ment a plan of ac­tion be­tween now and end 2019 to pro­mote busi­ness, in­clud­ing in­dus­trial, eco­nom­i­cal and fi­nan­cial ac­tiv­i­ties to Malta in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the UK.

Malta will po­si­tion it­self as a busi­ness des­ti­na­tion for UK-based com­pa­nies which want to set-up a base in a Euro­pean Union Mem­ber State fol­low­ing Brexit.

Mr Zam­mit Tabona served as Malta’s High Com­mis­sioner to the United King­dom and North­ern Ire­land from 2009 till 2013. He has been the Prime Min­is­ter’s Spe­cial En­voy for In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion since 1st August 2013. He was dec­o­rated as a Mem­ber of the Or­der of Merit in 2016. Mr Zam­mit Tabona was also ap­pointed as a Board Mem­ber of the Guardian for Fu­ture Gen­er­a­tions by the Min­is­ter for the En­v­iorn­ment.

He served as Chair­man of Malta En­ter­prise, Malta Stock Ex­change and Fi­nanceMalta. He is cur­rently Chair­man of Val­letta Cruise Port plc, which op­er­ates the Cruise Liner Ter­mi­nal in Val­letta.

Mr Zam­mit Tabona is also a Direc­tor of Klesch Group Lim­ited and Med­serv plc and Chair­man of Tigne Mall plc. He also served as Pres­i­dent of the Malta Fed­er­a­tion of In­dus­try in 1990/91 and 2000/2003.

Mr Zam­mit Tabona’s ex­pe­ri­ence in pub­lic prac­tice and his in­volve­ment in both pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors en­able him to de­velop a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the needs of all sec­tors of the lo­cal in­dus­try.

The other mem­bers of the Malta-UK Busi­ness Pro­mo­tion Task­force are: • David Curmi – Chair­man, Trade Malta;

CEO, Mapfre MSV Life Plc • Joe Cuschieri – Chair­man, Malta Gam

ing Au­thor­ity • Ken­neth Far­ru­gia – Chair­man, Fi­nance

Malta • Kurt Far­ru­gia – Head Gov­ern­ment

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion • Mario Galea – CEO, Malta En­ter­prise • Mario Grima – For­mer Direc­tor BOV

and Mid­dle­sea Val­letta • Ste­fano Mal­lia – Part­ner, Grant Thorn

ton • Maria Mi­callef – Manag­ing Direc­tor,

RSM Malta • Dr Michaela Mus­cat – Mar­itime

At­tache, Malta High Com­mis­sion UK • Na­dia Pace – In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion Con­sul­tant Malta En­ter­prise; For­mer CEO World Avi­a­tion Group • Kevin Valen­zia -Ter­ri­tory Se­nior Part

ner, PWC Malta • David Walsh - CEO, KPMG Crim­son

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