Chairman & Non-Executive Director
Dr Joe Borg, 59, graduated Doctor of Laws in Malta in 1975 and Master of Laws in Wales in 1988. Since 1979, Joe Borg has held academic posts at the University of Malta specializing in Company Law and Industrial Law. He also held various posts as legal adviser to companies and corporate bodies in Malta and abroad. In 1995, he was the main author and drafter of the Malta Companies Act. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Malta between 1992 and 1995. Dr Borg was elected in 1995 as a Member of the House of Representatives for the Nationalist Party and he also served as Parliamentary Secretary within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998/99. He then became Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta between 1999 and 2004, during which period he led negotiations for Malta’s accession to the European Union. In 2004 he took up the post of Member of the European Commission with responsibility for fisheries and maritime affairs. His mandate as European Commissioner came to an end in February 2010. He has resumed lecturing at the University of Malta since October 2010. He was appointed Chairperson of the Board of Administrators of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies since December, 2010 and of the Malta Maritime Forum since December 2015. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) by the University of Malta in December 2016.