Our Team

Board of Directors

Mario Galea

Previously the CEO of Malta Enterprise and Malta Industrial Parks Ltd, with a long career in Economic Development and Investment Promotion. A graduate in Management and in Human Studies respectively from the University of Malta with an MBA (Melit), and a post graduate Master from Turin. Mario also worked at the Malta Council for Science and Technology and at the Malta Olympic Committee. He presently also holds the post of Governor at Education Malta, and Director of the Gozo Fibre Optic Cable Co. Ltd.

Alfred Camilleri

Graduated with Honours in Public Administration from the University of Malta in 1983. In 1992, he attained a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Wales.

Mr Camilleri joined the Public Service in 1977. He was appointed Director at the Central Office of Statistics in 1996 and Director General at the National Statistics Office in 2001. He was appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Finance in 2006.

He is Chairperson of the Compensation Committee of the European Stability Mechanism as well as Member of the European Union’s Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) and Member of the Euro area Coordinating Group (EUROGROUP) on Economic and Financial Affairs, amongst others.

He has participated in and hosted numerous local and international events of a policy, statistical and of an economic and financial nature. He has been participating in the monthly meetings of the Economic and Financial Committee for a number of years. He regularly provides support and attends the Heads of State European Councils. He also participates in the IMF/World Bank Meetings.

Mr Camilleri is married with one daughter.

Nancy Caruana

Commenced her career within the Public Service in 1982, starting off as a female typist at the Examinations Department. Since then, she has made her way up the career ladder progressively. In 1994, Ms Caruana moved to the VAT Department taking up the post of a VAT Inspector. Apart from other inspectorate duties, she was the Central Liaison Officer for Malta mainly responsible for the VAT Exchange of Information (VIES) on Administrative Cooperation between the 28 EU Members States. She was also Competent Authority for the Recovery of Taxes and a Member of the Public Finance Sectoral Committee for the Euro Changeover.

The Senior Principal examination in 2009 was a turning point in Ms Caruana’s career, as soon after, she was promoted to Assistant Director at the Government Property Department, responsible for all enforcement Issues. In 2010, Ms Caruana was appointed Director Finance and Administration within the same Department, this time responsible for the HR Department, IT, Procurement and Finance, as well as the overall administration of the Department.

In 2014 she was appointed Director Tourism within the Ministry for Tourism where she played a significant role in the HR aspect. Later in 2014, Ms Caruana was promoted to Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses.

Joseph Farrugia

Appointed Registrar/Chief Executive Officer at the Malta Business Registry in April 2019. He has been working at the Registry of Companies for the last 33 years.

He was involved in the transfer of the Registry of Companies from Valletta to Attard, with the aim of integrating the Registry of Companies within the Malta Financial Services Authority. As Deputy Registrar he was also involved in the overhaul of the Registry’s system which brought about the creation and launch of a new online system.

He is responsible for the overall management and performance of the Registry, as well as the strategy development and implementation of the Business Register.


Chris Cilia
Board Secretary and Legal Adviser

Born in Rabat on 9th March, 1968, son of the late Angelo and Mary Grace nee' Bugeja. Graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 1993. Warranted lawyer for the past 26 years practising mainly in the fields of civil, commercial, administrative and labour law. Served as Deputy Chairman for the Malta Gaming Authority for a number of years as well as an external consultant to a number of public and private agencies, entities and corporations. Dr Chris Cilia is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Malta Development Bank. Proud father of Thomas, Julian and Alexander.

Marco Abela

Marco currently occupies the position of Senior Advisor to the Chairman & CEO within Malta Enterprise which is the national Economic Development Agency. A land-use planner by profession, he has been working with this agency for the past twenty-five years, with a direct involvement in policy development and implementation, during which time the Maltese economic landscape underwent significant transformation. Over the years, Marco has also represented Malta, primarily in the field of Industrial Policy, on a number of Committees both at a local and European level, and is a national reference point on matters related to industrial competitiveness.

Bethany Magro

Bethany read for a BA in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship Management and Innovation with the University of Bath in the UK. Bethany started her career at Malta Enterprise, where she was responsible for the establishment of new businesses, facilitation of new investment, and the overall development of the economy particularly through the building of the ecosystem for SMEs. She presently manages the day-to-day operations of the National FDI Screening Office, and acts as the focal point with the EU on matters concerning FDI Screening.