About Us

Adrian holds a first degree in Commerce as well as an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Malta. He pursed post-graduate studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow Scotland where he successfully completed a Master in Business Administration. His area of specialization is strategic planning & Finance.

Prior to his appointment as Chairman of MIMCOL and MGI in 2013, he was a member of the board of a highly specialized business and tax advisory firm with offices in Malta, Oxford and Berlin. Indeed, he was responsible for managing a team of over 30 finance and economics professionals and led an extensive number of consultancy projects for commercial as well as institutional organisations including the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

Between 2019 and 2022 he was active in the setting up of the EMENA Sovereign Fund Network – a conglomeration of sovereign funds that have come together to jointly invest in high scale projects in the Emena region.

Since 2004, he devotes his time to carry out extensive research on national competitiveness strategies. Adrian served as a visiting lecturer and examiner at the Department of Management of the University of Malta.

Ryan is a professional within the Airline Industry and a business strategy consultant with over 15 years of experience within multiple sectors including; Aerospace, Real Estate, Project Finance, and Government Level bilateral negotiation. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Henley with a focus on airline strategy.

Ryan is currently conducting research at the University of Malta under the Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy and the Faculty of Computer Science & Centre for DLTs in the field of organisational psychology and the use of artificial intelligence .
He has gained experience in managing teams, strategic development, processes and resource management in projects within the Mediterranean, North & West Africa and the Middle East.

Davina was appointed as a board member in2017. First elected to the Floriana Local Council in 2012 whereby she served as a Local Councillor and Minority Leader of the locality. She was then re-elected in 2015, and appointed as Floriana’s first female Mayor.

Davina has vast experience in the finance sector. She worked for ten years at Bank of Valletta as a Bank Cashier and Relationship officer. Davina worked also as an EU funds officer at the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Since 2015 she has occupied the post of Manager at the Treasury Department within the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Malta.

She holds a degree in business management from the University of Sunderland and Masters in Management and Finance from the University of Chester.

Fleur joined the board of directors in 2017. She started her career with the Government of Malta carrying out research related to Malta’s pre-accession negotiation position. During this time she was also appointed as a Visiting Lecturer at The University of Malta. Following Malta’s entry into the European Union, she was part of a team working on Malta’s EU budget 2007-2013 negotiations. This process determined the amount of funds Malta received during the period in question. In 2006 Fleur joined the private sector and is running a small business enterprise. Throughout the past years she has grown aware of the challenges that micro and small business enterprises encounter in a very competitive set-up. She read for a degree in Commerce and a Master in Business Administration at The University of Malta.

Jesmond Gatt joined the Central Bank of Malta in 1984, graduating in Mathematics and Computing at the University of Malta in 1995. During his career at the Bank, which spans over 37 years, he has worked on all major IT projects, and is today Chief Officer responsible for retail banking services, management of currency and the regulation of payment systems and infrastructures.  He formed part of the core financial sector team which oversaw the changeover to the Euro in Malta in 2008. Since Malta became part of the European Union he has been a member of a number of Eurosystem and European Commission committees working on payments systems and the management of euro notes and coins. He has also participated in a number of European Commission initiatives drawing up payment systems regulations. Since 2016 he has been sitting on the Board of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit in Malta, acting as Chairman to the Board from 2020. He is taking the role of Chief Executive role at MGI on 21 st December 2022.

Herald joined MGI as CEO in 2015 and chairs the Investment Committee. Previously he held various senior executive positions within the Public Service including that of Director General (Financial Policy and Management) within the Ministry for Finance where he was responsible for tax policy, efficiency gains, financial reporting, pay and financial services. Before joining MGI he chaired various fora including the National Payments Strategy committee and the Transfer of Residence Exemption board. He also acted as alternate member on the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), member of the Financial Services Committee (Council of Europe) and the Investment Facility Committee (European Investment Bank). Throughout his career Herald led various large scale projects, acting as Chief Co-ordinator in the Census of Population and Housing that was carried out in 2005. He led the reform of the vehicle registration tax and the annual circulation tax with revenue exceeding €100.0m per annum. He sat on the board of the Malta Public Transport Services (Operations) Ltd. which company operates the bus network in Malta, taking over from Arriva (Malta) Ltd. His current professional interests include business transformation and securitisation. Herald holds a Master in Business Administration from The University of Warwick in the UK and a degree in education from The University of Malta.