Council

The business of the Malta Chamber is managed by a Council consisting of 19 elected members, who hold their post for two years. The Council includes the Chairpersons of the Chamber’s three Economic Groups, as well as all past presidents who are still members of the Malta Chamber. 

The Board of Management of the Malta Chamber is elected at the first meeting of the Council each year. The Statute provides for the Office of the President, Deputy President, Vice-President, and three other officers. 

The Director-General of the Malta Chamber is responsible for the execution of the policies, guidelines, procedure and decisions of the Council, as well as the everyday management and administration of Malta Chamber activities.

President and Council 2015-2017

President: Mr Anton Borg FCCA, FIA, CPA

Anton Borg is a Certified Public Accountant graduating as a member of the Association of Certified Accountants in the UK in 1983. Becoming a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants in 1985, he sat on Council for 14 years, serving as President for 2 years in 1997. No longer practicing the accountancy profession, Mr Borg is Director of Elepac, Meritlink and Eurosupplies Limited.

Elected to the Council of the Federation of Industry (FOI) since 1999, Mr Borg has held various posts including that of President from 2003 to 2005. Anton represented the FOI on the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) and was a Trustee of the Malta Business Foundation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Malta Industrial Parks (MIP) and held the post of Deputy Chairman of Malta Enterprise.

As President, Mr Borg represents the Malta Chamber on numerous Boards including Malta Council for Economic and Social Development and the Malta Community Chest Fund, amongst others. He also sits on the Board of Malta Enterprise and of Junior Achievement Young Enterprise and is a Governor on the Board of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology.

Deputy President: Frank V. Farrugia

Frank V. Farrugia is owner and managing director of Alphacom Int. Services Co Ltd, a company specialising in the supply of textiles, haberdashery, industrial sewing machines and all related equipment, as well as Alcom Enterprises Co Ltd, which specialises in the supply in of professional tools, all garage equipment, engineering solutions, exhaust extraction systems, Industrial maintenance and treatment chemicals, industrial plant and heavy equipment, RO’s and water treatment technology. Besides the Maltese market, the group also exports and offers its services to companies in North Africa. 

In June 1973, he became a shareholder, partner, director in the newly formed company Universal Import and Export Ltd. 1975 -1991 Sales and marketing Director at Universal Import and Export Ltd, Shareholder and Director at Persal Co. Ltd manufacturing hosiery, underwear, and other garments, Shareholder and Director of Saltex Co. Ltd involved in the production of garments for export to the German and Scandinavian market.  During this period, he undertook various courses in management, marketing and sales in Malta and also in France, Germany and the Far East.

He joined the Malta Chamber of Commerce in 1976 and has since held various posts including Honorary Treasurer in 2001 and Honorary Secretary in 2002/3. He also served as member of the ethics, import levies, VAT and taxation committees; Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Manufacturers and Exporters Trade Section; Member of the Commission Agents Screening Commission and served as Chairman of its Trade Section; Chairman of the Importers Trade Section, Council Member and Director of METCO representing the Chamber of Commerce.  He has also formed part of various committees on behalf of the Chamber. He served as a member of the Malta Standard Authority.  He is also a founding member of the Libyan-Maltese Chamber of Commerce and has served as its President and the Vice President of the Joint Council of the Libyan-Maltese Chamber. He is currently its Deputy President. He has also represented the Chamber of Commerce as a member on the Council of the Maltese Arab Chamber of Commerce and as Honorary Secretary of the Maltese-American Chamber of Commerce.

He is currently Deputy President of the council of the Malta Chamber of Commerce Industry and Enterprise. He had served on the board of the Building Industry Consultative Council. In his own right, Mr Farrugia was also director of Malta Countertrade.

He is currently serving as Chairman of the Malta Chamber Foundation and the current Chairman of the SME Committee within the Chamber and is the Chamber representative on the board of Conservatorio Vincenso Bugeja and Director on the board of Employment and Industrial Relations, Employment Training Corporation, Trade Malta and  Malta Enterprise and member of MCESD. 

He also served as President of the Lions Club (Malta) Host.

Vice President:  Tonio Casapinta

Tonio Casapinta is Chairman of Casapinta Design Group Ltd and Casapinta Project Management Ltd. He is also Director of Pan Libya (Malta) Ltd, a joint venture between ATEX – The International Exhibition organisation in Libya and Casapinta Design Group Ltd in Malta.

Educated at St Aloysius College, Birkirkara, he is an established Exhibition designer, a member of the British Chartered Society of Designers and a Fellow of the London Institute of Professional Designers.

Mr Casapinta is the Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Malta since 1995 - www.czech-malta.com and has served as Council Member of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce and the Libyan – Maltese Chamber of Commerce. He is also the co-founder and Council Member of the Honorary Consular Corps of Malta, having been elected Secretary in 2007 and Deputy Dean in 2012 - www.consuls-malta.org.

Having been a member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry since 1985, Mr Casapinta served as Council Member and Honorary Assistant Treasurer of the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise between 2001-2003 and 2006-2008 respectively, prior to the merger with the Federation of Industry.

Between 2009 and 2010, Mr Casapinta was the Deputy Chairman of the Malta Chamber Internationalisation Committee and the “Malta Abroad Initiative”, advising the Maltese Government on Malta’s Investments and Export promotion priorities overseas. In September 2013 he was appointed to represent the Chamber on the Joint Stakeholders Working Council set-up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the same purpose.

In 2013, he was appointed Chairman of the Middle East Business Council under the auspices of the Malta Chamber. In December 2014 appointed Director of Trade Malta Ltd, a Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, responsible for the internationalisation of Malta made products and services.

Board of Managment 

Martin Borg

Martin Borg (Dip. Mgmt. Henley) was born on 5th May 1954. He has two children, Daniela and Nicholas.  
He is currently employed as General Manager at M. Demajo & Co. Ltd. a member of the M.Demajo Group.   He has been a member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry since 2003 and served for two consecutive terms as Chairman of the Wines and Spirits Business Section within it.  He currently sits on the Importers, Distributers and Retailers Executive Board. He is the current President of Green Pak Co-op (one of the two recognised waste recovery schemes operating in Malta).

Sergio Vella

Sergio Vella has been Vice President for Manufacturing Operations - Western Europe within the Actavis pharma company since 2012. He was previously the Managing Director at Actavis Malta between 2006 and 2011, and Director of Manufacturing at Baxter Malta, a subsidiary of Baxter Healthcare, between 1990 and 2006. He graduated in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Malta in 1974, occupying different management positions within the Edible Oil Refining Group of Companies between 1976 and 1990. He has also served on a number of Government Boards including the Malta Transport Authority, Malta Development Corporation and Malta Shipyards Ltd.  He currently sits on the Manufacturing and Other Industries Executive Board.

David Xuereb

David Xuereb graduated from the University of Malta in Architecture and Civil Engineering in 1991 and then from the University of London in Structural Engineering in 1993. He is the Chief Executive of QP Management Ltd. providing consultancy in design and project management in all areas requisite of the built environment industry.  Practice areas include Malta, Africa, UK and most European countries.  His technical experience varies widely but current professional interests focus on sustainable development and resource management. David lectures at the University of Malta, is a director of the Building Industry Consultative and Executive Councils and has been elected a Council Member of the Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry since six years ago.  He chairs the Chamber’s Energy and Environment Committee and is a Trustee of the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bugeja.  He currently sits on the Service Providers Executive Board.

Members of the Council of the Malta Chamber listed in alphabetical order.

Hugh Arrigo

Liz Barbaro Sant

Matthias Fauser

Reginald Fava

Joseph Pace

Mario Spiteri

Matthew Sullivan

Chris Vassallo Cesareo

Marisa Xuereb

Nicholas Xuereb

Charles Zahra

Economic Groups Chairs:

Manufacturers and Other Industries - Norman Aquilina
Importers, Distributors and Retailers - Andrew Mamo
Service Providers - Mario Spiteri

Honorary Legal Advisor: Dr Hugh Peralta, L.L.D

Honorary Architect: Mr Stephen Mangion

Honorary Chaplin: Fr Thomas Moore