Dr Lawrence Gonzi has been appointed as a Director of the Company with effect from 27th November 2017. Outside of his various public roles, Dr Gonzi was chairman of one of Malta’s leading private companies and also served as a Director of a local bank until its entering into administration in April 2016. He also chaired the Commonwealth observer group for the 2013 Maldives elections.
With a political career spanning twenty-five years, Dr Gonzi occupied several positions prior to becoming Prime Minister including Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Social Policy and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
During his premiership, Dr Gonzi led Malta through extensive economic restructuring process ahead of Malta’s adoption of the euro, through the global financial crisis and the European sovereign debt crisis.
During that period he also embarked on a drive to improve the management of public finances, focused sharply upon improving Malta’s competitiveness in the international market and accelerated the restructuring process of the public sector.