Media Release: Simon De Cesare appointed new President of MBB

Media Release: Simon De Cesare appointed new President of MBB

Thursday, 24th May 2018 – Simon De Cesare has been appointed new President of the Malta Business Bureau (MBB), succeeding David Zahra, who has now been appointed MBB Vice-President.

On his appointment as new MBB President, Mr De Cesare said: “I am pleased to have been given this opportunity to contribute towards the local business community. I look forward to my term as President, to preside over the organisation to further sustain its growth and give my best to achieve more results as well as new opportunities for the benefit of Maltese businesses. In the meantime, I will continue supporting MBB’s drive to implement EU projects, as I believe that this is one of the best ways of putting EU policy into practice, as well as of promoting opportunities with local business.”

“We have a strong political year ahead of us, with the Juncker Commission mandate coming to an end, the UK leaving the EU in March 2019, and the European Parliament elections in May 2019, to name but a few. With all that is going, I can assure the MBB’s commitment to continue being of service to the Maltese business community.”

After having graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Bentley College, Boston, Simon De Cesare earned an MBA in strategy development and marketing from Claremont Graduate University, Peter Drucker School of Management, Los Angeles. Back in 2000, he joined the Eden Leisure Group as a Business Administration Manager. He was then appointed Company Secretary on the Boards of each of the Group companies in 2006 and a Director of a number of Group subsidiary Boards. After assuming several roles throughout the organisation, in 2018, he became Chief Executive Officer of the Eden Leisure Group.

The MBB thanks Dr David Zahra for his dedication and commitment to see the Bureau develop and increase its services to the Maltese private sector. Furthermore, the MBB thanks Directors Mr Mario Spiteri and Mr Reginald Fava, who have relinquished their post, for their support and input over the years. The new Board of Directors is now made up of Mr Simon De Cesare, Dr David Zahra, Mr Malcolm Jones, Mr Charles A. Zahra, Mr Frank V. Farrugia, and Mr Patrick Cachia.

The Malta Business Bureau is the EU-business advisory office for the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.

For further information, kindly contact MBB CEO Joe Tanti on or +356 2125 1719.