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.
Joe 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. He 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 – Business Support
Ana Vella joined the team in 2015, completing her M.A. in Contemporary Diplomatic Studies that same year. Ana manages MBB’s role as an Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) service-provider, a service which offers an innovative range of services to local businesses that facilitates the access to markets, access to innovation and access to new business. In 2015 and 2016, she co-ordinated MBB’s role as Ambassador for the Design for Europe Project, Malta and now manages the organisation’s efforts to help businesses integrate design-driven innovation to become more competitive and resilient. Ana also supports MBB in the submission of EU funding applications in the field of design and innovation, mentors MBB trainees and co-ordinates MBB’s Business Agenda publication.
Marija Elena Borg
Senior Executive – EU Funding
Executive – EU Policy
Sarah joined the 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 supporting MBB’s Brussels Representation Office on EU Policy, as well as coordinating MBB’s Annual Report.
Executive – Sustainable Development