Meet the dynamic international team of St Julian's Maritime Finance. We are flexible and highly motivated experts with long-standing experience within the finance and maritime industries.
CEO & Board Member
Willem has held several positions as General Manager, Finance Director and Head of Leasing in a number of well-established banks. As the General Manager, Willem was responsible for transforming a company’s vision into successful business strategies and execution. He delivered successful business results consistently through quality and operational excellence.
CFO, Board Secretary
& Board member
Ylenia has worked within the audit arm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Channel Islands, the UK, Malta and Rome. At an investment bank Morgan Stanley in the UK she supported the Credit Flow and Commodities trading desk before returning to join St Julian’s Advisory Ltd in November 2018, and St Julian's Maritime Finance Ltd in 2019. She recently obtained a certification as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Compliance Officer & MLRO
A lawyer by profession, Franklin is also Managing Partner of CSB Legal and an Executive Director on Tax and Regulated Industries at CSB Group. He was previously employed with a law firm and tax advisory firm for over 7 years. In 2015, Franklin furthered his studies at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he read an Advanced LL.M. in International Tax Law with a specific focus on European Tax Law and VAT Law. He recently obtained a certification as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and has also obtained a Diploma in International Anti-Money Laundering with the International Compliance Association (ICA).
Tatyana’s professional background is very vast and versatile. Initially, Tatyana graduated as a lawyer in Moscow, Russia and spent a number of years working as an advocate specialising in commercial and litigation law. After reallocating to Malta, Tatyana spent several years working with legal firms and CSPs. She also obtained ACCA qualification and, prior to joining St Julian’s Maritime Finance, worked for 6 years within one of the leading audit firms in the audit and assurance department. Tatyana holds CPA warrant as well as Practising Certificate in Auditing.
Head of Accounts
Marina Gorancic is an experienced professional in accounts and financial administration. She has worked with a vast portfolio of companies in public and private sector in Malta. Skilled in operations optimisation and rationalisation of business processes. She holds an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.
Karl is an experienced professional with over 15 years of experience in investment management and credit risk. He has worked for several companies as a Director and Portfolio Manager, whilst structuring several transactions and funds involving credit. Karl holds a B.Com (Hons.) in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tony Mahoney, Managing Director at St Julian’s Advisory. Whilst at HSBC for 27 years, Tony was Group General Manager and Deputy CEO of Continental Europe managing 21 countries before joining Oman’s 2nd largest bank, BankDhofar as its CEO. He currently chairs 3 of Malta’s largest and most successful companies and has been instrumental in the setup of St Julian's Maritime Finance Ltd.
Ron Huggett is a highly skilled and accomplished banking professional with over forty years of banking experience with particular skills in treasury management, capital and senior funding, investor relations and investment management. Ron was a member of the Group Executive with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in the UK and retired in 2009 as Deputy Group Treasurer. In March 2010 he was invited back to be a Treasury Consultant to RBS until the end of 2011. Following this, Ron was asked to be a non-executive director and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCM Bank in Malta where he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of the bank until February 2018.
Luke Calleja is a highly skilled finance professional with over ten years of experience in capital planning and management as well as compliance. He has a wealth of knowledge with respect to financial services regulation and accounting standards, credit appraisals, risk management and retail deposit management. He has worked for HSBC and KPMG. He held the position of Finance Director for Payscout and Chief Financial Officer at FCM Bank where he has spearheaded financial management and stability of the entity from start-up to a fully operational bank.
Stefano Mallia is a partner at EMCS Ltd as is responsible for Business and EU advisory services. He has been involved in several high-profile assignments within the European Parliament and Commission for both the private and public sector. Stefano has also been a key author of various important documents concerning Structural Funds in Malta and has been engaged in evaluations of various EU funded projects and programmes. Stefano is a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) where he is Vice-President of the Employers Group. He has been actively involved as Rapporteur in the drawing up of several key Opinions on issues such as Brexit, Cohesion Policy, On-Line Gaming, the Common Strategic Framework, Immigration in the Mediterranean, and the drawing up of a Macro-Regional Strategy for the Mediterranean area.
Angela Attard Fenech
Angela Attard Fenech is a business advisor by profession. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and earned an MBA from the University of Hull. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. She has provided business advisory services, to a range of businesses, from financial services to hospitality. Angela has worked on developing and supporting business strategies for the long and medium term. This included overseeing financial and operational performance of entities, reviewing industry KPI’s and benchmarks. She has held roles in Internal Audit, where she conducted and developed quality management and quality assurance standards for private entities. Angela’s has held responsibilities also in strategic procurement where she sought to find valuable solutions to significantly improve the profit performance of companies, by reducing costs on key expense categories.
Director on the Board of the Mizzi Organisation, Managing Director of Industrial Motors Ltd, and Nissan Motors Limited. During his working career he has held various positions and directorships in a variety of NGOs and third party organisations and Governmental committees such as the Malta Trade Fair Corporation, the Malta Federation of Industry, The Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry and NISCO. Currently, he sits on the Malta Environmental and Planning Authority User's Committee and serves as Malta's Ambassador to Morocco (Non-resident). Ian Mizzi also founded and serve as Deputy President of The Maltese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce.