Board Of Directors

Michael Abele

Group Commercial Director

Following completion of studies in his native Germany moved to Malta in 1987 and joined Mondial Holidays – a leading travel agency established in 1947. Occupied various commercial roles to end up General Manager in 2005. Between 2005 and 2011 headed a highly successful cruise-specialist JV between SMS Group and Mondial Investments before joining Orange Travel Group in 2011 as Group Commercial Director. In this role he is the person ultimately responsible for all Commercial matters pertaining to the entire Group.

Martin Degiorgio

Group Managing Director

Upon completion of studies joined Mondial Holidays, the then 40-year-old family business and transformed it into a leading outbound travel agency. Joined Orange as its first managing director in 2011 to spearhead the merger of Mondial’s outbound travel business with that of the SMS Group.

Josef Formosa Gauci

Non-Executive Director

Economics degree from Nottingham University and member of ACA and FIA. Began career with PwC, in 1997 became GM of Galaxy Hotel, in 2004 became GM of Farson’s property subsidiary Trident Dev. Appointed Council member of the Malta Hotels & Restaurants Association (MHRA) from 2002-2004, vice-president from 2005-2006 and, president from 2006 to 2008. In 2008 became CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority, a position he kept until he resigned in 2014 following which he joined the SMS Group as a director.

Romina Grech Fenech

Non-Executive Director
Henley MBA graduate in 2019, CEO of Sterling Group for the past two decades, and forms part of various groups within the Malta Chamber of SME’s. Romina has a vast experience within the marketing sector and is a key player in strategy implementation. Sterling Group is not only a leader in the local jewellery sector, but it also diversified into property management and hospitality.

Lawrence Zammit

Non-Executive Chairman

A Founding Partner and a Director of MISCO.  At MISCO Lawrence has developed the market research division of the organisation and is also a trainer as well as a consultant to a number of business organisations, focusing on strategic issues related to business development, leadership, human resources development and management, and marketing. He has hands-on Board experience as he holds and has held a number of directorships in both private and public companies, including holding the chairmanship of Air Malta and the Malta International Airport.

Samuel Mifsud

Executive Director

Also known as Sam, joined the SMS Group, the family business upon completing his studies in the UK and Switzerland. Occupied various posts within the Group and currently Managing Director of the Travel & Tourism Divisions. Was Chairman and for a while Executive Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority between 2006 and 2009.

Simon Mifsud

Non-Executive Director

Graduated in Law in 1991 and subsequently Masters in Law in 1992. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1992 and following this joined the SMS Group, the family business that was established in 1950. He has occupied various posts within the Group and currently Managing Director of the Logistics, Ferries, Insurance and Corporate Services Divisions. Honorary Consul in Malta for the Republic of Seychelles.

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