MBB EXECUTIVE TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Joe Tanti was appointed as CEO of the Malta Business Bureau in April 2009. Mr. Tanti holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Strathclyde (Business School) in Glasgow.
Mr. Tanti previously held the post of Head of Human Resources Development at the Malta Tourism Authority where his responsibilities included the development of people in the tourism industry. Mr. Tanti also played a key role in the restructuring of the MTA as he was appointed as the Change Facilitator assigned to facilitate the restructuring process in relation to Human Resources. He has considerable expertise in a wide range of EU-funding Programmes, resulting in the successful submissions and management of various EU funded projects some of which have been acknowledged as best practices by the European Commission. Throughout the years Joe has also gained extensive international experience having worked and lived in Switzerland, UK and Ireland.
Senior Executive – EU Policy
Mark Seychell joined the MBB in August 2012. He had already undergone a year-long traineeship at the Bureau in both its Malta and Brussels Offices in 2011 before being employed full time in 2012. Mark is a graduate in Bachelors in European Studies (Hons.) and has read a M.A in European Politics, Economics and Law at the University of Malta. Mark coordinates the positions of the Malta Chamber and MHRA on behalf of the MBB, and spearheads the MBB’s lobbying and advocacy work with the EU institutions, thus following business-related EU political and legislative developments closely
Executive – Business Support
Ana Vella graduated from the University of Malta with a B.A. (Hons) in European Studies in 2012 and has recently completed her M.A. in Contemporary Diplomatic Studies with the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Ana has previous experience in small business ownership, teaching and project coordination and an interest in Foreign Affairs. Ana is the MBB coordinator for the Enterprise Europe Network Programme. Upon the MBB’s invitation to become Ambassadors for the Design for Europe Programme in Malta, Ana also coordinates the organization’s efforts on the various Design projects.
Executive – EU Funding
EU Affairs Manager, Head of Brussels Operations
Daniel Debono joined the MBB in October 2010. He holds a Bachelors of Honours degree in International Relations and has read a Masters in International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham, UK.
In October 2015, Daniel moved to Brussels to manage the MBB’s Brussels Representation Office. In his role, he acts as a Permanent Delegate within the pan-European business organisations Businesseurope, Eurochambres and Hotrec. He is also in continuous liaison with the Maltese Permanent Representation to the EU, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee on policy and legislative issues of interest to the Maltese business community.