Services Providers Economic Group

Alan Arrigo

Alan is a Council member and the current Chairperson of the Tourism Operators Business Section. He 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.

Liz Barbaro Sant

Liz Barbaro Sant earned a B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Management.  She is the joint CEO of Alberta Group – Alberta, ISTC International Safety Training College and PT Matic Environmental Services – and a member of the Groups’ board of directors.

Over the course of her 32-year career, Liz has held various positions within the group and gained substantial insight to the different facets of the organisation since she joined the family business at the age of 18.  She was a member for the Board of Empower and is a member of the Libyan Maltese Chamber of Commerce.  Liz is also the Chairperson and board member of TradeMalta.

Liz became a council member of the Malta Chamber in 2015 and has served on the Services Economic Group.  In 2019 Liz formed part of the Board of Management and currently holds the position of Vice-President.

Catherine Calleja

Catherine Calleja is Executive Director and Company Secretary of Atlas Insurance and a Director on several group boards.

Managing Director of Atlas Healthcare Insurance Agency since 2004, she has worked in the insurance industry since 1988.  She currently chairs The Malta Chamber Health and Wellness Committee and previously chaired the Human Resources Committee.

She is a Past President and council member of the Malta Insurance Association and has several times chaired the MIA health sector.

She is a visiting lecturer within the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy at the University of Malta, and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.

Ian Casolani

Ian Casolani was born in 1974 and graduated from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) in 1998. He is the Managing Director of Belair Property, a company he has been instrumental in developing and growing over the past 28 years and which is now recognized as one of the leading players in the real estate industry.

He has served two terms as Chairman of the Real Estate Business Section at the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as President of the Federation of Estate Agents (FEA), which he has also been involved in since its inception.

Through this, he has been regularly active in discussions with government on schemes and policies related to the property sector. Ian is currently a member of the Chamber’s Board of Management and Council.

Ian is married with two children and is passionate about sailing, which he does his best to enjoy in his free time.

Silvan Mifsud

Silvan holds a degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Reading, specialising in Corporate Finance and Business Leadership.

Silvan has been involved in various sectors of the economy from telecommunications, financial services and also manufacturing, holding various managerial and directorship roles. Silvan is presently a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS, whereby he specialises in advising various SMEs & family businesses on various matters. Silvan also writes a blog on family businesses and authors various articles on economic analysis and business subjects on various journals.

Silvan has been chairperson of the family business committee within the Malta Chamber since November 2021. Such family business committee has been very active concluding a comprehensive set of training sessions for family businesses in 2022. Such committee has also presented the findings of a wide ranging survey amongst family businesses, in an event organised on the 1st February, 2023.

William Spiteri Bailey

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.

Alison Vassallo

Alison Vassallo is a Partner of Fenech and Fenech Advocates and heads the Yachting Department. She also works within the Marine Litigation Department.

For the past 17 years she has advised owners and financiers on the sale and acquisition, registration, financing, importation, chartering, leasing and fiscal requirements of yachts. Her areas of practice within the firm also embrace all aspects of maritime law.

Alison is a Member of the Council and Executive Board of the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of the Yachting Trade Section.  In 2021 she was appointed as Malta Legal Representative to MYBA – the Worldwide Yachting Association. She is also a Member of the Yachting sub-committee within the Malta Maritime Law Association.