Conrad

Dr Conrad Cassar Torregiani

PRESIDENT

Conrad was elected President of the Institute in December 2016.

He joined the Deloitte Malta in 2001 after graduating Master of Laws in International Taxation from University of Leiden and Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta. Conrad is the Malta firm’s leader for International Tax Services and Transfer Pricing. In 2014 Conrad founded Cassar Torregiani & Associates – Deloitte Legal, which forms part of the Deloitte Legal network.

Geraldine Schembri is an accountant by profession and has spent most of her working life advising on direct tax and VAT matters.  She is the partner responsible for the international business team within EMCS where she advises high net worth individuals and companies involved in cross border business.  Her more recent work includes advising businesses involved in fintech and digital assets. Geraldine has actively been involved in the Malta Institute of Taxation for several years and is currently the Vice President of the Institute.  She represents the MIT in the Direct Tax Committee of CFE Tax Advisors Europe, where she is also the Vice-Chair and has been involved in different working groups.

Geraldine

Ms Geraldine Schembri

VICE PRESIDENT / CHAIRPERSON ETHICS COMMITEE
Shawn

Mr. Shawn Agius

TREASURER

Shawn is the Director of Taxpayer Services at the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue. He joined the government sector in 2001 and assumed various roles in the Revenue Departments. Shawn was appointed as a member of the Council of the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2014.

Christian is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in the field of taxation since graduating in 2000 from the University of Malta.  Christian holds also a post-graduate Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation.  He is the founding Partner of 3a Global, in charge of its tax advisory arm since 2008 with previous experience with another mid-tier firm.  He has been contributing to the Institute’s Council since 2008 occupying the positions of Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary.  He has represented the Institute in working groups of the CFE Tax Advisors Europe and for some years he also contributed to lecturing on the MIT Course on Taxation.

Christian

Mr. Christian Vella

VICE-TREASURER
Ritianne

Ms. Ritianne Camilleri Galea

SECRETARY

Ritianne is a Director responsible of the auditing department and tax compliance within the firm Camilleri Galea. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the University of Malta, as well as a postgraduate Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation, and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) warrant and a practising certificate in auditing. She has post-qualification experience in the financial control, financial planning, tax and auditing spheres.

Ritianne is a Council member and Secretary of the Malta Institute of Taxation.

Robert is a consultant within the Corporate Finance and Tax team of GANADO Advocates. He was previously a partner in a law firm providing (primarily) tax and corporate advice and services and also spent several years in the tax & corporate services department of a big four firm in Malta. Robert lectures on the Malta fiscal aspects of trusts and foundations as a visiting lecturer on the MIT Course on Taxation. He was elected to the MIT Council in 2019 and chairs the Professional Affairs Committee. Robert has been a member of the  MIT Direct Tax Technical Committee since 2017.

Robert Taylor East

Dr Robert Taylor East

VICE-SECRETARY /CHAIRPERSON PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITEE
Jeanette

Mrs. Jeanette Calleja Borg

COUNCIL MEMBER

Jeanette is a practitioner in the area of tax compliance with over 14 years experience. She read for a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.), a Masters in Financial Services from the University of Malta and subsequently a Ph.D in Taxation from the School of Law, within the Centre for Commercial Legal Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her area of research was Cross Border Group Loss Relief in the EU. Jeanette was elected to MIT Council in 2015.

John is a Partner, Tax Services, with KPMG in Malta. He joined KPMG in 2007, after graduating as a Doctor of Laws, and has completed an Advanced Masters in International Taxation at the International Tax Centre, University of Leiden. John advises a variety of multinationals and high net worth individuals on their international corporate structures, as well as focuses on advising retirement scheme administrators on their operations in Malta. John provides in-house training on soft skills and technical matters, both in Malta and for the KPMG network at large. He is a lecturer on the Malta Institute of Taxation’s Tax Courses and is a speaker at various seminars. John has chaired the Institute’s Direct Tax Technical Committee since 2017.

John

Dr John Ellul Sullivan

COUNCIL MEMBER / CHAIRPERSON DIRECT TAX COMMITTEE
Edward Attard

Dr Edward Attard

COUNCIL MEMBER

Edward is a tax lawyer at PwC Malta, specialising in international and European taxation law. Prior to moving to Malta in 2011, Edward worked in London for PwC, and has considerable experience assisting large multinational corporations (FTSE 100 companies) and high net worth individuals with their cross-border tax affairs. He is involved in the PwC pan-EU effort, and is a member of a number of PwC EU law technical committees. Edward has an Adv. LL.M. (Leiden) Hons. and in addition to his work at PwC he occasionally lectures in the Netherlands and in Austria, and has published works with Kluwer law and the IBFD.

Ramona heads the Tax and Private Client Advisory at WH Partners. Although her expertise covers any industry, she is particularly active in the Gaming, Commercial, Private Clients, Financial Services and Digital industries and has expertise in both direct and indirect tax issues in cross-border transactions. She regularly assists private clients with wealth management and relocation services. Ramona was elected to the MIT Council in December 2017 and joined the Indirect Tax Committee in 2018.

Ramona

Dr Ramona Azzopardi

COUNCIL MEMBER
Rachel

Dr Rachel Galea

CHAIRPERSON
EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Rachel is a Senior Manager within the International Tax department of Deloitte in Malta. Further to graduating as a lawyer from the University of Malta, Rachel obtained a Master of Laws in International Taxation from the University of Leiden and following the completion of her postgraduate studies she worked as a teaching assistant at the International Tax Centre in Leiden. Rachel specializes in cross-border tax, handling both local and foreign client engagements within the team. Rachel has held the post of Chairperson of the Education Committee since 2017.

Chris is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in VAT and tax matters. He is chairperson of the Malta Institute of Taxation’s Indirect Tax technical committee and is responsible for the Indirect Tax service line of Deloitte in Malta, leading a team of dedicated professionals providing a wide range of indirect tax advisory and compliance services to the firm’s domestic and international clients. Chris was appointed Chairperson of the MIT Indirect Tax Committee  in 2017 and is the alternate representative of the Institute on the EU VAT Expert Group.

Chris

Mr. Chris Borg

CHAIRPERSON INDIRECT TAX
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
George

Mr. George Portanier

CEO

George was appointed CEO of the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2015. Previously, he served as CEO, and Board Member, of a family owned franchised soft drinks bottling company.  Also served on the Board of a local leading bank for more than twenty years, where he also chaired, or served on, various Board Committees.

Sarah is a lawyer, with over 13 years’ experience with a Big Four accounting firm, initially as a general tax practitioner and subsequently as a VAT specialist. She has been a free-lance VAT consultant since 2015 and was appointed CTO of the Institute in 2018. Sarah sits on the Indirect Tax Technical Committee of the MIT, lectures on various MIT VAT courses and seminars and has represented the MIT on the EU Commission’s VAT Expert Group since 2014.

Sarah

Dr Sarah Cassar Torregiani

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER