Alexia holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounts and Banking), Bachelor of Accountancy Honours degree and a Masters in Financial Services from the University of Malta. She is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Practising Certificate in Auditing and is also a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
Alexia has 8 years post qualification experience, including 3 years working within the Audit function of a Big-4 accounting firm and 4 years working as an analyst at MFSA. Alexia is presently working as a management accountant with a software company. She has also read for an International Certificate in Risk Management and a National Diploma in Teaching Adults.
Andrei's main areas of specialisation are finance and debt restructuring, banking, investment services and energy law. Andrei has been actively involved in M&A and corporate finance, both locally and internationally, including a number of cases with a cross-border emphasis. He also advises on regulatory aspects relating to credit and financial institutions, and investment service providers. Andrei frequently assists in the setting up of trusts in Malta.
Andrew Borg Cardona
Andrew specialises in commercial and labour law, representing clients in negotiations, conciliation and arbitration proceedings, as well as advising on the impact of legislation on their operational structures. He is also concerned with financial services law, contract and company work, with connected litigation. Andrew is a member of the MdR Fraud Network, a network co-ordinated by the London firm Mishcon de Reya enabling members to be of mutual assistance, particularly in the area of asset recovery and protection on a trans-national level.
Antoine has experience in trademark enforcement, opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios.
He has represented a substantial number of multinational companies in anti-counterfeiting matters in collaboration with the Maltese Customs authorities, in particular in Customs cross-border measures and related Court litigation.
Antoine has also acted as (part-time) lecturer at the University of Malta in the Master of Laws (Magister Juris) in European & Comparative Law course (since 2003) and in the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) course (since 2010), in both cases lecturing on intellectual property law. Antoine is also an examiner and supervisor of Doctor of Laws theses and Research Projects at the University of Malta.
Ayrton has over 8 years of experience in managing challenging Human Resources environments and is responsible for determining and providing leadership in developing and executing human resources strategies, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organisational and performance management, labour relations, health and safety and compensation.
Brian is an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development, a Fellow of the Cambridge European Society and a recipient of the Guinness/Irish Management Institute Sir Charles Harvey Medal. In 2015 Brian was the overall recipient of the DCU President's award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, having previously won the new lecturer category award. Brian's research has received over 15 Best Paper awards and has been published in the Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations.
Calvin holds a B. Psy (Hons) degree from the University of Malta and an M. Sc. in Occupational Psychology from the University of Leicester. Over these past years, he has held a number of roles in human resources, including consultancy and in-house positions. He is also a regular author and contributor in a number of local business journals, and author of books for children, including Balloon in the Sky. He holds particular interest and expertise in recruitment, assessment and quantitative analyses having gained exposure in these through academic as well as work experiences.
After Graduating in Psychology from the University of Malta, Christine joined a renowned recruitment agency as a Recruitment Executive. This position helped her to develop her recruitment skills on a number of different levels and gave her an insight on how various industries operate whilst also having the opportunity to deliver in-house and external training. Currently, Christine is employed as an HR Manager with an international company named Comlux Aviation Group, a company that manages VIP aircrafts, where she plays a key HR role. Christine believes that it is the people that brand a company and she puts a lot of weight in recruiting the right talent and investing in the employee’s well-being.
Christine has assisted various local and international companies in human resources matters, such as contract drafting, unfair dismissal claims, transfers of business and collective redundancies, as well as represented clients before the Maltese Industrial Tribunal and courts. Christine has also participated in educational seminars organised for the human resources industry as lecturer in this field. Furthermore, forming part of the litigation team, Christine specialises in insurance claims, representing a major insurance company in Malta and also individual claimants in insurance related matters.
Claude Micallef Grimaud
Claude is a Senior Associate at Mamo TCV Advocates having first joined the firm in June 2008. His main area of practice includes advising and acting as counsel for foreign and local clients in all intellectual property matters (particularly Copyright cases, Anti-Counterfeiting actions and Trademark issues) including litigation, contract negotiation and drafting, registration procedures and licensing/franchising matters.
Claude also acts as lead counsel in all matters relating to privacy and data protection and represents numerous international (and local) entities in such matters.
Donald regularly advises and assists clients in Maltese corporate law and tax aspects in a wide range of transactions. He provides advice in a number of other areas including trusts, foundations and corporate finance.
Donald advises a number of clients from various industry sectors including financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund promoters and managers as well as high net worth individuals.
He regularly acts as an examiner at the University of Malta and is a speaker at a number of seminars and conferences.
George Larry Zammit
George is an experienced commercial manager and marketeer, specialising in strategic marketing, commercial development, integrated marketing communications, international marketing, brand development, and data analysis.
Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and regular marketing contributor to MONEY magazine.
Ian is a Senior Manager at Deloitte Services Limited. Ian's qualifications include FCCA, FIA, CPA MA, MBA.Following five years' experience in industry, Ian has spent the past 23 years with a big 4 firm.
Ilona graduated as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2012. Thereafter, she pursued her Master of Laws with specialisation in Banking and Finance with the University of London, Queen Mary and obtained her LL.M in 2013. In 2013, she enrolled with the University of Birmingham whereby she is currently reading for a PhD (Law) and will submit her thesis in September 2017. She has worked in private practice at the Courts of Malta for two years after graduation. She is currently employed at the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) whereby she mainly focuses on market abuse, but is also currently working on other legislations that need to come into force in Malta.
Irina is an audit manager in the Assurance department focusing on financial services mainly asset management. She has joined Ernst & Young Malta in 2011. Irina is a Member of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). Irina possesses a Bachelor of Finance (Banks and Stock Exchanges) degree from the University of Moldova.
Irina's professional experience has been gained through working on clients in Eastern European Countries; Europe and UK.
Irina was leading engagements performed under IFRS, US GAAP, UK GAAP, French GAAP, Russian GAAP and Romania GAAP. Irina is experienced in managing a portfolio of clients operating in various business sectors
Jean Paul Attard
Jean is a versatile and skilled professional with an academic background in Financial Services, Marketing, Lecturing, Hospitality and Project Management. Excellent hands-on experience in a number of fields. An assertive manager with a proven track record in cross-cultural sensitivity and outstanding interpersonal, communications, negotiation and people management skills. Used to working under pressure and to strict deadlines. Ambitious and enthusiastic with a mature approach.
Josef has over 15 years of experience in the
recruitment, human resources and consultancy
sectors. Josef graduated from the University
of Malta with a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics
and Public Policy in 1997 and went on
to further specialise in the area of Economics
through a follow-up honours degree in this
subject. Josef later obtained a Master’s Degree
in European Studies from the University of
Malta in 2001.
Joseph has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, with his previous employment focusing on the learning and development within this department. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a BA in Management as well as a Diploma- Award in Principles of Delivering Teaching, Training and Assessment. While a lot of his energy was put into HR, he also has experience and training in consultancy and employment law.
Julienne deals with a multitude of sectors in regulatory matters, property litigation, planning and environmental, hearings and disputes in court. She has been involved in transactional, advisory and contentious work dealing with family law, commercial contracts, company law and competition law and also regularly assists in employment related matters. Julienne is also a member of the Maltese Bar, the Chamber of Advocates and the Scottish Law Society.
Katrina has over 7 years of experience in Training and Development and HR within the telecommucations industry and holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Psychology with the University of London. Within her experience in telecommunications and callcentres, Katrina has been involved in projects for employee motivation, talent management, coaching, and leadership development. She has recently joined Business Leaders Malta as Director of Operations.
Lara regularly assists clients on legal and regulatory matters relating to drafting of employment contracts and other legal documentation as well as on issues relating to termination of employment, dismissals, redundancies, discrimination, industrial disputes and litigation connected to such matters. Lara also advises clients on general corporate and company law matters as well as environmental law issues. Lara holds a Master of Law in European Studies and was admitted to the Maltese Bar.
Laura graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Policy in 2009. Laura joined Konnekt Search and Selection in 2013 as a Recruitment Specialist. She has worked and consulted a number of companies mainly in the Manufacturing Industry. Currently she is responsible for the Human Resource Function within the Konnekt and other affiliate companies
Lisa commenced her legal practice in civil litigation and then proceeded to join the Corporate Department of Deloitte (Malta) where she assisted in the restructuring of companies. She then moved on to join the Office for Competition, which today forms part of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority where she headed the regulated sector Directorate and was involved in both antitrust and M&A investigations. In 2014 Lisa was recruited as Senior Associate, forming part of the Regulatory, EU and Litigation practice group. She is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta for the Master of Laws programme in European and Comparative Law.
Lisa Van der Werff
Lisa is an organisational psychologist and Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology at Dublin City University Business School. Her research interests lie in the areas of trust development and motivation. Her work has been published in journals including the Journal of Management, Journal of Computer Information Systems and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Maria Giulia Pace
Marie Louise Theobald
Maryna has eight years’ experience in audit and joined EY Malta in January 2012. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since June 2012 and has Master’s degree (Honor) in international economics. Maryna focuses on ISA and PCAOB audits of foreign and local clients in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP standards. Maryna has been facilitating and managing audits of consolidated and standalone accounts and assisting related assurance procedures for companies operating in energy & resources, IT development, insurance, transportation, leisure and hospitality.
Nataline has a background in organisational psychology and is an HR practitioner specialising in employee relations, leadership management development, performance management and training, succession planning, and organisational design. She has experience in working in complex environments, having a strategic hand in establishing HR functions, organisational restructuring, head count management, mergers and acquisitions, and change management.
Noel has several years of experience in the financial services industry which were endorsed by a strong academic background in banking and finance, and portfolio management theory. Mr Cassar’s started his career at Bank of Valletta where he spent eight years, of which in the last three years he was engaged as a Research Analyst within the Financial Markets and Investments division. In 2014, he successfully joined the Central Bank of Malta in the role of Credit Risk Analyst at Financial Risk Management Office, where he was analyzing foreign issuers of bonds by using fundamental analysis principles and studying the market environment. In March 2017, he has been engaged as Portfolio Manager and Office Manager of a new start-up MiFID investment company in Malta, called Gala Investments Ltd. He does part of its Investment Committee and also a member of its Advisory team. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.
Mr Cassar graduated in Banking and Finance Hons. Degree, and then he furthered his studies where he obtained an MSc in Banking and Finance by the University of Malta. Also, he accomplished the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme where he becomes a CFA charterholder.
Olga has nine years’ experience in audit and joined EY Malta in January 2012 while previously was employed with Deloitte CIS. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since February 2013 and has Master’s degree (Honor) in international economics. Olga focuses on ISA and PCAOB audits of foreign and local clients in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP standards. Olga has been facilitating and managing audits of consolidated and standalone accounts and assisting related assurance procedures for companies operating in energy & resources, transportation, telecommunication and media, production of industrial products industries.
Patrick is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Dublin City University and Co-Director of the Leadership and Talent Institute. He is the recipient of the President's Award for Research (2011) and the President's award for Teaching (2017). He is an expert on organizational behaviour, leadership and change management. His research work focuses on the impact of leadership and management practice on organisational performance especially in professional service firms, high technology firms and hospitals. He consults on top management team functioning and leadership development. He is a frequent conference speaker and media commentator. His advisory work is concerned with improving the effectiveness of organisations and senior management teams.
Paul is a lawyer specialising in Labour Law, Data Protection and TMT Law. After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws, Diploma of Notary Public and Doctor of Laws at the University of Malta in 2006, he earned his Master of Laws (LLM) in the subject grouping ‘Computer and Communications Law’ at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
Reuben received his education at St Aloysius College and graduated in law from the University of Malta in 1993. He was admitted to the Bar in 1994 and has been a member of the Bar ever since. In 1998 he was elected to the Board of the Chamber of Advocates and was appointed its President in 2011, a position he held until March 2015, the maximum period allowed by the Chamber's statute. He is also the head of the Maltese delegation at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). He is also a member of the International Bar Association.
He has served as a Director on the Board of the Malta Communications Authority, the national regulator responsible for electronic communications, electronic commerce and the postal sector, between 2001 and 2009. Between 2009 and 2011, he held the post of Chairman of the Malta Resources Authority which is the national regulator for energy, water and resources and is also responsible for oil exploration and climate change.
Rianne is a Human Resources Professional having over ten years of related working experience with a competent expertise in various functions across the HR spectrum. Such fields include Sourcing and Selection, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Organisation Development, and Employment Relations. Other business contributions also include Company Transformation and Culture Change exercises.
Robert is an experienced Human Resources Management professional, with over 20 years work experience in people management and industrial relations in various industries including telecommunications, foreign direct investment, marine and shipyards, call centres, electricity generation and distribution, as well as I.T. During his experience, Robert has worked primarily in human resources management, but has also acquired direct work experience in financial management, commercial services, strategy and business management.
Robert is also a qualified and experienced international trainer, having provided various training courses to local and international audiences at different levels, primarily in Human Resources Management, Finance, Accounting, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Soft Skills, Marketing, Business Management and People Development.
As a management professional, Robert has managed various management projects including organisational restructuring, recruitment, business process reengineering, training and development, succession planning, change management as well as financial management. His strongest aspect of people management is personal development, encouraging others to continuously develop themselves as much as possible, thus bringing out the best in themselves.
Robert is a Tax Partner at EY and has worked in tax for almost 20 years . He served as BPP lecturer for around 8 years (F6) and ACCA Examiner for 3 years. He is a tenured Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta teaching tax law both at FEMA and the Faculty of Laws. Robert has published extensively on tax law.
Robert Busuttil Tutor
Robert is a warranted mechanical engineer with over eighteen years’ experience in Sales and Business Development Management roles both locally and abroad. Throughout his career he was involved both with small to enterprises but also with companies having a global footprint. During his free time, Robert is also involved in coaching young budding entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas to fruition.
Robert is passionate about sharing with others what he learnt through his work undertaken within multinational and private limited companies and through his studies.
He has twenty years of experience in various workflows principally within the Commercial sphere.
Robert continuously keeps himself updated with the latest studies and case studies on management, marketing and leadership.
He has graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University.
In his classes, he taps into these experiences and studies in order to season his lectures in ways which can assist the students to fuse what is being presented academically to real life business scenarios.
Ron Galea Cavallazzi
Ron is actively involved in Public Procurement, Aviation law, Employment and Industrial Relations, Information Technology, Energy and General Commercial law.
Ron's experience in the field of Public Procurement includes advice to local government entities and other contracting entities locally as well as international companies. He has handled a number of major procurement procedures. These include: Malta’s international airport, oil exploration and extraction projects, projects for the procurement of energy from a renewable source, the construction of a power generation plant and the procurement of an HVAC submarine interconnector cable.
Roselyn Borg Knight
Roselyn has been practising law for the past 14 years. She graduated as a lawyer in 2002 and
practised employment law with the Malta Employers’ Association until 2006, when she moved
to the UK where she then set up her own boutique law firm, specialising in employment law.
She concentrated primarily on disputes concerning employment matters and represented both
employers and employees in Industrial Tribunal cases.
Roselyn returned to Malta in 2011 and set up Twenty-one Law.
After graduating from the UK in MSc ISIB Steve joined HSBC Global Asset Management in Malta as a Senior Investment Officer. Steve is now a consultant within Transaction Advisory Services Dept at EY, working on banking and asset management related projects.
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Tania Camilleri studied at the University of Malta, graduating with a B.A. (Hons) Youth & Community Studies in 2008. She furthered her studies and graduated with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Development with the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She is currently reading for a Doctorate in Social Science with the same university.
Wendy Raywood is a Human Resources and Learning & Development Specialist and an Executive Coach and Mentor. Wendy holds a BSc in Human Resources Management, a Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring and a tertiary Level Certification in Business Studies and Leadership.
As a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor, Wendy also coaches both senior and developing executives committed to support clients to attain their professional and personal goals. Wendy has a strong foundation in leadership and management best practice which permeates through her coaching approach.
Yseult Freeney a Lecturer in Organisational Psychology in Dublin City University Business School in Ireland and completed her PhD in Psychology in University College Dublin as a Scholar. She is particularly interested in work engagement, the creation of positive, fulfilling work experiences and the management of engagement and well-being through transitions in people’s lives. Yseult was awarded an IRCHSS Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in 2009 to continue her work in the area of work engagement in Trinity College Dublin. Yseult has extensive experience in leading cutting edge healthcare research. For almost a decade, her work has focused on the practice environment of nurses and midwives, most recently leading an investigation of work engagement in the Dublin maternity hospitals. Her work has also included a large scale study of junior physicians' experiences of work and professional training. In line with her expertise in the area, Yseult acts as a regular reviewer for the top ranked International Journal of Nursing Studies.