PB Group has appointed David Raphael Busuttil as its new Chief Executive Officer. David succeeds John Naudi, the founder of the company, whose role is now of Executive Chairman.
“At such a critical time when businesses, business leaders and entrepreneurs need to remain on the alert, be resilient and implement changes for growth and innovation, I am very enthusiastic to be joining the PB Group where I have already found a highly motivated, dynamic team focused on results, and feel privileged to be backed by a board of experienced professionals,” Mr Busuttil said of the new role.
In his new role, David will be leading the Group’s Executive Management, which is composed of Roger Calleja as Chief Operations Officer, Lucianne Spiteri Gonzi as Financial Controller and Ronald V. Baker as Chief Business Development Officer.
Founded in 2008 as PBSERV Ltd, the company has established itself as a leading engineering product and service specialist in the upstream oil and gas industry, and today, the Group has expanded into a strong logistics, engineering and technical services provider operating in a number of territories across the African region.
The new CEO went on to explain how the momentum with which the Group closed last year has increased its operational needs, and consequently led the company to expand its employee base by 25 per cent over the first quarter of 2021.
“My first few weeks have been dedicated to understanding the Group’s strategic objectives and values and making sure everyone is aligned with the same vision,” he said, adding that moving forward, “my role will be to keep the company in line with its market focus on the African continent where the growth potential is at its highest. In fact, we are already actively present in nearly a dozen very active African markets and we plan on covering more territories in future. In parallel, we anticipate development of the other sectors of our group, namely further expansion of our logistics company and of our luxury properties concept.”
Founder and former CEO John Naudi welcomed Mr Busuttil as the Group’s new CEO, “who with his experience and passion will be leading the company and helping it pursue its strategic direction.”
This comes after Martin Saliba’s term ended after three years at the helm.
He first joined the organisation in 2015 as Head of Business Development
He leaves Esports Entertainment Group after a year as Vice President of Information Security.
Co-Founder Jörgen Nordlund will take over the position on an interim basis until a replacement is found.