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Dr Vella Mario

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Central Bank of Malta


Mario Vella was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Malta for five years with effect from 1 July 2016. He is ex-officio a member of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development, the Board of Governors of the Malta Financial Services Authority, a trustee of the University of Malta Research, Innovation and Development Trust, a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank and an Alternate Governor for Malta in the International Monetary Fund. Dr Vella's core professional and academic activities have focussed on economic development and foreign direct investment throughout his career. Highlights of his prior activities: three years as Chairman of the national economic development and investment promotion agency, Malta Enterprise, eighteen years at the Malta Development Corporation (Malta Enterprise's predecessor organisation) culminating with his appointment as its Chief Executive Officer, and thirteen as Director of Foreign Direct Investment services at Grant Thornton in which position he serviced private and public sector clients internationally in a broad range of sectors.

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