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Private Equity

Mr. Alberto Balatti | Member

Mr. Alberto Balatti is the founder of governance and relocation consultancy MALTAway.

He also has a popular governance and investment blog “albertobalatti” on WordPress.

Alberto has over 30 years of governance and investments experience as a trader and asset allocation consultant. He has been employed by Sky, Schiapparelli, Eni, Confindustria, Accord Group, Resources4Business, and Pride Group (part of Ericsson Group). His board experience includes serving on committees concerning investments, nomination, and compensation.

Alberto earned a College Certificate in 1982 from Liceo Scientifico Milan. He earned a Master Degree in Economics and Political Science in 1986 from Milan University. He earned a Post Graduate Master in International Business and Organization in 1989 from the Master School in Rome.

-citizen of Italy

-resident of Malta

mobile phone: 00356 77635974

Mr. Petri Tuokko | Director

Petri began his career in the insurance industry followed by investment banking and wealth management positions in Finland and Belgium. Residing in Malta since 2007, he has held managerial positions with Ganado Advocates and HSBC International.

He currently holds several independent non-executive directorships and a compliance officer position in Malta.

He obtained an accounting qualification from Helsinki Business College followed by specialisation studies in finance at the Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. He also obtained a qualification in risk management awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

-citizen of Finland
-resident of Malta

mobile phone: 00356 99164474

Mr. John Christmas | Director and Secretary

John has a background in banking. He has been employed by commercial banks in the United States and Europe in a variety of functions ranging from commercial lending to capital markets and investment banking. As a self-employed property developer, he initiated the Riga International Business Park project in Latvia. He has been a resident of Malta since 2009.

John was recognized at the Offshore Alert Conference in November 2015 as being the whistleblower in the largest fraud in Latvian history, involving the collapse of a Latvian bank and the ensuing cover-up organized by Eurostat and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance at Cornell University.

He currently holds director and investment committee mandates in Malta. He is a member of the UK CFA Society with an Investment Management Certificate.

-citizen of Latvia

-resident of Malta

mobile phone: 00356 79964939

Mr. Malcolm Schembri | Member

Malcolm started his career in an audit and accountancy firm with clients from diverse industries. He held senior positions in the financial sector dealing with credit, risk analysis, compliance, cash flow management, controls, and forecasts.

He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management and Banking & Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Malta. He has also successfully completed all three Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations.

He currently holds a number of positions in Malta.

-citizen of Malta

-resident of Malta

mobile phone: 00356 79913982

Mr. Jacques Ellul-Soler | Member

Jacques began his career with a UK offshore financial services company during which he occupied several senior positions, including compliance officer, private client manager, and head investment analyst. He was responsible for conducting economic, financial market and fund research analysis. For a few years he was also an investment manager and investment committee member for a large Maltese financial services firm.

He is currently an MFSA approved director and portfolio manager for a UCITS management company of Malta and sits on a number of boards and investment committees.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Banking and Finance degree and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Malta. He also obtained the Certificate for Financial Advisors (CeFA) from the Institute of Financial Services and the Investment Management Certificate from the UK CFA Society.

-citizen of Malta

-resident of Malta

mobile phone: 00356 99898567

Mr. J. Anthony Farrell | Member

Anthony began his career in the insurance industry where he became the compliance officer of a UK Friendly Society. Subsequently, he was director of a regional IFA firm, a general insurance firm, and an international property company with projects in Bulgaria and Russia. His experience includes management of portfolios for private clients, professional clients, pension funds, and offshore trusts. He has advised on emerging markets, natural resources, and small company investments. He has trust planning experience in the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and British Virgin Islands. He has arranged and advised trusts including: fixed and discretionary trusts, gift and loan trusts, and discounted gift trusts.

He is currently a director for a UCITS management company of Malta and CAM (BVI) Inc. of the British Virgin Islands. He also provides consultancy services to international companies, trusts, and professional and private clients.

He is a member by Advanced Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Personal Finance Society. He holds the Investment Management Certificate from the UK CFA Society of which he is also a member. He is an affiliate member of STEP, holding a Distinction in the International Trust Management Certificate. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors.

-citizen of the United Kingdom

-resident of the United Kingdom

mobile phone: 0044 7714294530

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