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 the immediate past president.

The Board of Management of The Malta Chamber is elected by Council at their first meeting following the Council elections. The statute provides for the posts of President, Deputy President, two Vice-Presidents and three other officers.


President

Vassallo Cesareo Chris

Christopher Vassallo Cesareo BA Hons (Marketing) born in 1970, husband of Katia nee’ Cuschieri and father of two boys Jack and Alexander. He furthered his studies at St John’s College in Portsmouth and at the Boston University, graduating in marketing with a minor in psychology. On his return to Malta, he was employed as Sales and Marketing Manager with Domestica Limited a family-owned business which was set-up in the seventies. His career at Domestica Limited flourished and in 2006 he was appointed as managing director.

Mr Vassallo Cesareo has been a Council member of The Malta Chamber since 2013. He is also currently Chairman of JA Malta Foundation, served as Vice Chairman on the San Anton School Board between 2015 and 2021 and is a member of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem.


Deputy President

Xuereb Nicholas

Nick Xuereb is a prominent figure in Malta’s business community, with extensive experience in various industries. He began his career with PwC in 1988 before transitioning to the manufacturing industry in 1999, where he served as Finance Director for Trelleborg. Nick has also held significant positions such as Vice President and member of the Board of Management within The Malta Chamber, and Chairman of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority from 2008 to 2013.

Notable achievements include playing a crucial role in driving a major restructuring program for Air Malta during his tenure as CFO in 2011. Currently, he serves as Group CFO of Toly Products, a global supplier to the beauty and cosmetics industry. Nick has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.


Vice President

Bajada Mark

Mark Bajada, a successful entrepreneur, husband, and father of two. He’s a leading business thinker in Malta, with a passion for innovation and optimization. Mark is known for his strong values and ethical principles, which he embodies in his businesses, always striving to do what’s right rather than just what’s profitable. As a seasoned entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor, Mark has led various businesses across different economic groups, primarily related to renewable energy, elderly care, bespoke engineering solutions, and manufacturing.

He has won numerous accolades, including the prestigious “EY Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2022. Mark’s diverse experiences and forward vision make him an ideal candidate to contribute to any council or organization looking for fresh ideas and solutions. With over three decades of pioneering work in various businesses, Mark is always looking for new ways to stay ahead of the curve.


Vice President

Spiteri Bailey William

William Spiteri Bailey, a Certified Public Accountant and a registered auditor, is a partner within RSM Malta. William has extensive experience in servicing and advising clients across a wide range of industry sectors. William is an ex-President of the Malta Institute of Accountants and currently a Council Member.

He is also has been a member of the Council of The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry for the last two years as well as the current Chair of the Services Economic Group and the Financial Services Sector Committee. William is also a member of the IFAC (International Federation of Accountants – New York) Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee.


Officer

Arrigo Alan

Alan has been spearheading The Malta Chamber’s ‘Rediscover’ initiative, a document that outlines the strategies and actions required to help Malta’s tourism industry recover from the impacts of the pandemic and includes recommendations on how to re-establish Malta as a safe and welcoming tourist destination through quality experiences. The document received widespread support and recognition, with many industry players praising the document’s comprehensive approach and actionable recommendations.

Alan has also been a vocal advocate for sustainable tourism practices and has been involved in his family’s business, Robert Arrigo & Sons, which has been a leading player in the Maltese tourism industry for several decades.


Officer

Muscat Brian

Managing Director at Multi Packaging Limited, manufacturers of corrugated board and boxes and a subsidiary of the M Demajo Group.

Brian Muscat has been working in the Manufacturing Sector for these last 36 years. In 2015 he was co-opted as a member of the Manufacturers and the other Economic Group within the Chamber and in 2021 was elected as a council member and Chairperson of the same group.

He represents the Chamber in a Directorship role on the Boards of Malta Enterprise, the Malta Business Bureau and the Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Boards. Mr Muscat is also the Chairperson of BIETA (Bulebel Industrial Estate Tenants Association), a role he has been occupying since 2019, and council member of the Libyan Maltese Chamber of Commerce group.


Officer

Rapinett Kevin

Mr Kevin J. Rapinett enjoyed a rewarding career of 33 years in the banking and finance industry. He occupied senior positions at HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. ranging from Head of Global Markets and Investment Banking, Managing Director and Stockbroker of HSBC Stockbrokers (Malta) Ltd, Head of Wholesale Credit Risk and Deputy Chief Risk Officer.

In 2012, Mr Rapinett was appointed as Head of Corporate Banking during which time he was also seconded to HSBC Commercial Banking in London. In March 2020, Mr Rapinett was appointed group Chief Executive Officer of Halmann Vella Group. He currently sits on the Council of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and is a non-executive director of a number of corporate boards.

 


Importers, Distributors and Retailers Economic Group


Mifsud Marcel K. – Chairperson
Bajada Mark
Debono Geoffrey
Muscat John
Rapinett Kevin
Zahra Charles A.


Manufacturers and Other Industries Economic Group

Cuschieri Ruben – Chairperson
Aquilina Norman
Muscat Brian
Pace Joseph
Seifert Philipp
Xuereb Nicholas
Muscat Sonia – Coopted
Azzopardi Aaron – Coopted


Service Providers Economic Group

Calleja Catherine – Chairperson
Arrigo Alan
Barbaro Sant Liz
Casolani Ian
Mifsud Silvan
Spiteri Bailey William