Malta Head Office

MBB EXECUTIVE TEAM

Joe Tanti

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

Marija Elena Borg joined the MBB team in 2015 as a Project Administrator for the successful ESF 4.245 Project Innovation Leaders: Improving Knowledge on EU Direct Funds. During that same year, Marija Elena graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies (Hons.) and later completed a Master’s degree in European Politics, Economics and Law at the University of Malta. Her experience in overseeing the holistic implementation of the Innovation Leaders project has led her to work on other new and upcoming EU projects as taken on by the MBB, particularly EU projects focusing on education and skills, entrepreneurship and university–business collaboration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In November 2018, Marija Elena Borg was named winner of the Youth Essay Competition, organised as part of the SME Assembly by the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

 

Sarah Abdilla

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.

Gabriel Cassar

Senior Executive – Sustainable Development

Gabriel joined MBB as a trainee in November 2017, before being employed full-time in 2018. He graduated from the University of Malta with Bachelors in European Studies (Hons.) in 2018 and with a Masters Degree in European Politics, Economics and Law in 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gabriel is now focused on implementing initiatives under the MBB’s sustainable development portfolio, including the coordination of the LIFE FOSTER project which aims to reduce food waste in the hospitality sector, the Business Against Food Waste campaign, and the Environmental and Economic Study into the impact of working from home.

Michele Agius

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

Office Coordinator

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.

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