MBB EXECUTIVE TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Joe Tanti has extensive experience in the fields of Business Strategy and Operations, People Management and EU-Business Affairs. Joe’s career has been shaped by his engagement in both private and public organisations based in Malta, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In 2009, Joe Tanti was appointed as CEO of the Malta Business Bureau. During the past 11 years, he has given young university graduates the opportunity to develop themselves and shape the organisation’s future. In his role, Joe is also responsible for the successful submission and implementation of a number of EU funded projects, some of which have been nominated as best practices by the European Commission.
In the area of Entrepreneurship, Joe Tanti has been a catalyst in the launch of ZAAR – Malta’s first crowdfunding platform. He also acts as a certified business mentor as part of the Enterprise Europe Network which is the world’s largest network for SMEs, offering support to start-ups and SMEs on how to improve their operations, grow and internationalise.
Marija Elena Borg
Manager – EU Programmes & Projects
Senior Executive – Marketing & Communications
Sarah Abdilla joined the MBB team in early 2017. She had already undergone a 5-month long traineeship at the Bureau in Malta before being employed full-time in 2017. Sarah graduated from the University of Malta with Bachelors in European Studies (Hons.) in 2016. During her studies, Sarah was also granted the opportunity to participate on ERASMUS+ student mobility programme at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
In her role at MBB, Sarah is responsible for the organisations’ external communications, media relations and social media management. Sarah also coordinates the publication of the Annual Report and Business Agenda publications.
In 2020, she was appointed as the ‘Communications Champion’ on behalf of Enterprise Europe Network Malta. Her responsibilities include driving the Network’s promotional activities and service recognition at a local level.
Senior Executive – Sustainable Development
Projects Executive – Business Advisory and Support
Michele Agius joined the MBB team in 2020, after graduating from the University of Malta with Bachelors in European Studies (Hons.). Subsequently, he is currently reading for a Masters Degree in European Integration Studies by Research.
In his role at MBB, Michele coordinates the Enterprise Europe Network, supporting start-ups and SMEs in growing, innovating and connecting to other potential business partners. Michele also assists his colleagues in the implementation of other EU-funded projects and initiatives.
Cynthia Grech McCormick
Cynthia Grech McCormick joined MBB in 2019 as an Office Coordinator with the role of bringing together and supporting the young, dynamic team with her experience in different sectors. Cynthia comes from a background in Finance and Accounts after having worked for a number of years with a Financial Services and Stockbroking firm and subsequently held a position in the Maltese Education Sector in an administrative and accounting role.