Over the last 15 years, Mario Camilleri has held a number of board appointments and senior management positions in the retail, property, hotel and banking sectors. Since his appointment in 2006 as general manager and later as the chief executive officer of the Bigbon group, Mr Camilleri has driven the transition of this group from a traditional family business to modern set up run by professional external executives with the aim of focusing its business activities on the most profitable segments. He has been an active member on the board of Embassy group since 2008 and for the most of a seven-year term up to 2015 served as an alternate director on the Peninsula Holdings group, owners of the Westin Dragonara Hotel & Resort. Given his banking background, Mr Camilleri specialises in the planning and raising of finance and funding requirements to support growth strategies, including treasury and financial management and the overseeing and implementation of business plans within organisations.
Prior to joining the Bigbon Group, Mr Camilleri spent 19 years at Bank of Valletta. His banking experience progressed from retail banking to international trade finance and a final nine-year period in Corporate Banking and Finance where he was responsible for a loan portfolio of €150 million spread mainly over the Hotel, Real Estate and Manufacturing sectors.
Mr Camilleri holds a degree in Financial Services from the London Institute of Banking and Finance where he first qualified as an Associate in 1997. Between 2000 and 2006, Mr Camilleri was a visiting lecturer for Marketing, Sales & Customers Service at the Malta branch of the Institute of Financial Services.« Back