Prime Minister appoints Malta-UK Business Promotion Taskforce

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​Photo: Mr Joseph Zammit Tabona

The Prime Minister appoints his Special Envoy for Investment Promotion Mr 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, economic 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 & Northern Ireland from 2009 till 2013. He has been the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy  for Investment Promotion since 1st August 2013. He was recently 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 Environment.

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:

Mr David Curmi – Chairman, Trade Malta; CEO,  Mapfre MSV Life Plc

Mr Joe Cuschieri – Chairman,  Malta Gaming Authority

Mr Kenneth Farrugia – Chairman, FinanceMalta

Mr Kurt Farrugia – Head Government Communication

Mr Mario Galea – CEO,  Malta Enterprise

Mr Mario Grima – Former Director BOV and Middlesea Valletta

Mr Stefano Mallia – Partner, Grant Thornton

Ms Maria Micallef – Managing Director, RSM Malta

Dr Michaela Muscat – Maritime Attache, Malta High Commission UK

Ms Nadia Pace – Investment Promotion Consultant Malta Enterprise; Former CEO World Aviation Group

Mr Kevin Valenzia -Territory Senior Partner, PWC Malta

Mr David Walsh – CEO, KPMG Crimsonwing