SME Chamber

Meet the Candidates for the 2023 Council Election

An election will be held tomorrow following the Annual General Meeting. The election will elect 6 members to the Council.

Elections for 6 seats on the SME Chamber’s Council will take place during our Annual General Meeting on the 29th March at 14.00 at the Notch Conference Centre.The below members have presented their candidature for election for the 6 seats on the SME Chamber Executive Council:

Emanuel is a very energetic person who is always positive. He has a lot of experience in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and he has been working in this field for the last 25 years. He has dedicated a lot of his time to the company, and he works very hard. The best thing about Emanuel is that he is very humble. He shares his knowledge with his co-workers without any hesitation, and he cares about the safety and wellbeing of all the employees in the company. He is a very disciplined person, and he has a fresh and positive attitude that helps him to solve problems.


Miriam Camilleri CMILT, a company service provider, is the Managing Director of MCConsult & Associates she founded in 2001. She has been involved in the transport industry for over forty years and chairs the Malta branch of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Miriam sits on the board of the Malta Maritime Forum and is a member of the Chamber of SMEs, the Malta Maritime Law Association, and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. She is the Honorary Consul for Georgia.


Sergio Camilleri owns a petrol station and a number of Self-Service launderettes across the Island.
He represents the fuel stations sector at the Malta Chamber of SMEs and is currently the Fuel Stations Committee President.
Mr Camilleri also operates in the Auto Parts, Auto Dealers, Car Rental & Leasing and Panel Beaters on the Council.


Daniel Coppini started his professional life over thirty years ago working for Deliotte, Methode (Malta) as well as Fenech & Fenech Advocates. These were followed by significant stints as Group General Manager for Marsovin and Group Marketing Manager for Paolo Bonnici Ltd.
Today Daniel is the Managing Partner of Recruit In Malta, one of Malta’s foremost temping agencies with a personnel count of over three hundred. A regular motivational and leadership speaker as well as a board consultant to many of Malta’s most established FMCG companies. An avid classic car and watch collector.


Dino Fino is both a man and a brand; a name synonymous with furniture retail in Malta.
He started his career in his well-known family business as a sales consultant when he was 17, and he loved the sector instantly. Dino worked in that business for over 20 years. Dino opened his own business 7 years ago, Dino Fino Home + Contract a member of the Dino Fino Group.
Dino is currently a council member at the Executive council of the Malta Chamber of SMEs.


Marthese possesses 29 years of experience in the retail industry as the co-founder of Sparkle Image. She is also an ACCA graduate and for the past 5 years, she has been an active council member of the Malta Chamber of SMEs.
She diligently involved herself in matters related to employment, tax, customs, EU regulations, pensions and Brexit. With her extensive experience and unwavering ethical standards in the field, she aims to provide an invaluable contribution to Malta Chamber of SMEs and its members.


Robert Micallef is a dynamic entrepreneur holding the position of Managing Director of a local business enterprise which also has a strong international dimension. Robert has occupied this position for the past 7 years and has consolidated the business operations and at the same time diversified the business activity through active engagement and networking.
In addition, Robert is also the Head of Institution of Avanza Training Academy, a newly established firm, branching out into the education market, a sector which Robert is so passionate about. Through this activity, Robert is continuously gaining invaluable skills related to the education and management fields, that also contributed to forming a sharp business acumen.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Active Lifestyle from the University of Malta, Robert has progressed to read for a Masters in Entrepreneurship.


Mantvydas Narusevicius, the founder of WFDM Ltd, has utilized his expertise in establishing and expanding prosperous enterprises.
In addition to his ongoing ventures, Mantvydas offers his backing to other entrepreneurs by providing guidance and assistance in the advancement of their own enterprise.


International business mentor and non-executive director, with a specialisation in family businesses, Nadia supports individuals, company boards and businesses; by offering an outside-in perspective whilst encouraging them to assess their status quo, transform their operations and grow beyond their potential.


Claire Shoemake is a pharmacist and medicinal chemist by profession, having lectured in the undergraduate pharmacy course for more than 20 years. She has merged her academic skills with her entrepreneurial ones through the successful management of the Rabat Pharmacy Group.
Dr Shoemake was part of the team that launched the first public private partnership in Malta – namely the Pharmacy of Your Choice – which provides NHS services to Maltese patients. She currently represents the Chamber of SMEs on the Standing Advisory Committee that continues to oversee the continued evolution of this project.
Through her presence on the Chamber of SMEs council, she contributes to the evolution and safekeeping of the Community Pharmacy Sector in Malta.


Christian Vassallo is a director and shareholder of the Vassallo Group, one of Malta’s most renowned family business groups which started out as a development company but which later expanded into several sectors, including education, elderly care, catering, joinery, solar energy, hotels and the new Campus Hub outside University of Malta.
He is also heavily involved in autism activism as the director and founder of Hand in Hand, a therapy centre in Rabat that uses Evidence based therapy to help children on the spectrum reach their full potential.



You can vote for your 6 preferred candidates as follows:


  • 29th March following the AGM which starts at 14.00 at the Notch Conference Centre, Urban Valley, Kappara. Voting will close at 20.00 hrs

  • 30th March from 08.30 – 16.00 at the SME Chamber offices in Floriana (A reserved parking will be available in front of our offices during the voting period)

  • 30th March from 09.00 – 14.00 at the NGO Office, Xewkija, Gozo


If you have not yet registered to attend the AGM please do so here

Only paid-up members are eligible to vote.

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