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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

Dr. Vanessa Vella | Member

A lawyer by profession since 1998, Vanessa occupied a senior managerial position in a one of the largest local Maltese banks and has been extensively involved in the financial services sector for the past 16 years. She has provided specialised legal advice to the bank’s retail banking and wealth management areas, fund management, commercial banking and global banking and markets, life insurance sector, trusts and foundations, and company secretarial support. Further responsibilities included legal risk management, drafting agreements, bond issues, formation and liquidation of companies, advising compliance regulatory function and interaction with the local regulatory authorities.

Vanessa is currently the managing partner of Vella Grech Legal, a multi-disciplinary boutique Law Firm established in Malta. Her core areas of expertise include financial services, corporate & commercial, banking & finance, investment services, e-Commerce, franchising, intellectual property & competition, consumer & retail and insurance.

She also occupies non-executive directorship and company secretarial roles in local companies and audit committees.

Vanessa was recently interviewed by the Malta Business Review Magazine for the Women Leaders series. She is also currently completing a Masters in European Business Law (European and Comparative Law) from the University of Malta.

-citizen of Malta

-resident of Malta

mobile phone: 00356 99422927

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. 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

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