The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry has announced that Marthese Portelli will be joining the organisation as Chief Executive Officer as from 1st June 2021.
A graduate in law, Dr Portelli boasts a wealth of experience in policy formulation and negotiation. She occupied senior roles in the corporate world for 13 years in the technology sector, before her seven-year stint as a Member of Parliament, during which she shadowed several challenging portfolios including EU affairs, energy, environment, transport, infrastructure, capital projects, planning and property.
Following her departure from politics, Dr Portelli ventured into the sphere of sectoral representation while working as a management consultant in her professional capacity.
The Malta Chamber has stated that it is confident that Dr Portelli will build on the strong legacy of the organisation and will be an engaging and effective driver of the Chamber’s vision at these challenging times.
“The business community will benefit from her broad skill set and strong personality, which are complemented by values and aspirations that are well aligned with those of The Chamber,” it said in a statement.
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.