Seasoned consultant David Galea on Thursday revealed his new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Founding Partner at UAE-headquartered Licena Group.
Over recent weeks, Dr Galea has hinted at his new roles, opting not to mention the name of the company.
“Here we are, the new challenge, wrapped up in a pretty bow, launched and now public knowledge,” he said, sharing the post introducing Licena Group.
Founded in 2022, Licena Group is a physical commodity trading firm that handles trading portfolios across fertilisers, grains, pulses, and crude. While its operations focus on trading globally, it describes itself as having a “bias on Africa market opportunities”.
He remarked that it is “exciting”, but not only because it is a new project.
“Beyond being pragmatic and agile, something that many other businesses can legitimately boast to be, we are aiming to be different,” he remarked. Dr Galea explained that Licena Group will have an “Africa bias that goes further than simple business opportunity and looks at ESG with a technology focus” that seeks to distinguish itself from its competitors.
“Getting stuck in these past 10 days has been all sorts of fun. Here’s to more of that,” he concluded.
Following two years as Managing Director at Master Field Consultancy, he decided to leave the company last May. However, instead of seeking immediate employment, he chose to take some time to recharge and focus on himself.
Dr Galea holds a Doctor of Law (LLD) in Law and European Studies from University of Malta, together with a LLM in Maritime Law from University of Southampton. He is also qualified in strategic thinking and leadership for growth from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Licena Group COO and Founding Partner David Galea / LinkedIn
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