Chairman & Directors
Dr Alec A. Mizzi was appointed to succeed his late father Albert Mizzi as chairman of MIDI plc in 2015.
Dr Alec Mizzi graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 1979 and Master of Laws from the University of London in 1980, in which year he joined Alf Mizzi & Sons Group. He has been Managing Director of Alf Mizzi & Sons (Marketing) Ltd. since 1986 and was appointed CEO of Alf. Mizzi & Sons Group in 1993. He is a non-executive director of a number of Alf. Mizzi & Sons subsidiary and associated companies, including Intercomp Ltd., Consolidated Biscuit Co Ltd., Macpherson Mediterranean Ltd., Homemate Ltd, Kitchen Concepts Ltd, Inspirations Ltd., Supermarkets (1960) Ltd., as well as various overseas subsidiaries.
Dr Mizzi has also been appointed by the Government of Malta as non-executive Chairman of Malta Enterprise Corporation (2006-2008) and Malta Industrial Parks Ltd (2005-2008), as well as Director of Water Services Corp, Malta External Trade Corp (METCO), Malta Venture Capital plc. and Grand Harbour Rehabilitation Project. He has also served as Director of HSBC Fund Management Ltd. and is a Director of, amongst others, of EC Holdings Ltd.
Joseph Bonello joined MIDI plc as a non-executive director with effect from 31st October 2011. Mr Bonello has been active in the private industry for over 40 years mainly involved in the international procurement and trading of goods and services. He is a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
David G. Curmi
David Curmi is Chief Executive Officer of MAPFRE MSV Life plc., the leading provider of life insurance protection, long term savings, investments and retirement planning in Malta. MAPFRE MSV Life plc. is a member of the MAPFRE Group, the leading insurance group in Spain. Mr Curmi is also director of MAPFRE Middlesea plc., Middlesea Assist Ltd., Plaza Centres plc., MIDI plc. and Chairman of the National Development and Social Fund and TradeMalta Ltd.
Mr Curmi started his career in the insurance industry over thirty-five years ago and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the United Kingdom and a Chartered Insurer. Formerly Mr Curmi served as President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.
David Demarco was appointed as a non-executive director with MIDI plc with effect from June 2011. Mr Demarco obtained his Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the University of Malta in 1990 and followed that up with a Masters in Business Administration in 1995. He also holds the ACIB banking diploma issued by the Institute of Financial Services as well as a CPA warrant. Mr Demarco has been in employment with MAPFRE MSV Life plc since 2010 and occupies the position of Chief Financial Officer overseeing the company’s financial management and accounting processes. Prior to joining MSV Life plc Mr Demarco worked within the banking industry. He was Chief Financial Officer for HSBC Bank Malta plc during the period 2004 to 2010.
Joseph A. Gasan
Joseph A. Gasan is the Chairman of Gasan Group Limited, GasanMamo Insurance Limited and several companies constituting the Gasan Group. He is also a director of several companies including the Issuer, Kemmuna Limited, International Automobiles Limited and TumasGasan Holdings Limited. Mr Gasan assumed the running of the family business in 1971 and in the mid-seventies initiated and directed an expansion and diversification programme which resulted in the evolvement of the Group to its present level of development. Under his Chairmanship, the Group successfully expanded its portfolio of activities, established leadership of the automotive business, captured a significant share of the insurance market, secured a strong presence in the development of residential and commercial property and maximised business opportunities in the engineering and information and communications technology sectors. The result has been the creation of a dynamic enterprise with the necessary human and financial resources to continue to seek fresh opportunities at home and abroad.
In 1968 Joseph Said joined Barclays Bank (later operating as Mid Med Bank) where he served for seventeen years in virtually all areas of the bank. In 1985 he took up a post within the private sector during which period he became involved in a number of new ventures and initiatives. In 1986 he was elected Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). In 1992 he was appointed a director of Malta Shipbuilding Company Limited. Mr Said currently serves as a director on a number of diverse companies and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of a private college. In 1998, he joined Lombard Bank Malta plc. as Chief Executive Officer and is also a Director of the said bank. Between 2008 and 2013 he served as chairman of Heritage Malta, the national agency for museums and heritage sites. Mr Said also serves as chairman of the board of directors of MaltaPost plc.
Mark Portelli graduated from the University of Manchester in 1986 where he obtained a BA (Hons) in Economics and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has been in employment with The Virtu Steamship Co. Limited since 1990 and serves as a director on a number of companies, including Banif Bank (Malta) plc. and Manoel Island Yacht Yard Limited, in which he has a beneficial interest.
Educated at St. Edward’s College, thereafter joined Grant Thornton UK, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986. Between 1990 and 1998, he compiled and managed a group of companies under MC Holdings, which included Strand Electronics Ltd. in the office equipment sector, Alfa Co. Ltd another office equipment supplier handling the Sharp brand, First International Ltd. a provider of IT services, namely computer hardware, MSV International Ltd, Homemate (1998) and The Atrium (2010). He joined Alf Mizzi in 1987 and currently holds the positions of Managing Director of the Homemate Co. Ltd and The Atrium Home Stores and CFO of Alf Mizzi Group. Mr Mizzi currently holds directorships with Alf Mizzi & Sons, Alf Mizzi & Sons (Marketing), Homemate Co. Ltd, Inspirations Ltd., Mizzi Associated Enterprises, Mellieha Bay Hotel, Systec Ltd and Strand Electronics Ltd.
All the directors shall retire from office at the Annual General Meeting of the Company in accordance with articles 98 and 99 of the Company’s Articles of Association and those eligible can be re-elected or reappointed.