Last Updated on Friday, 11 February, 2022 at 11:42 am by Andre Camilleri
Evolve Management Limited has been set up to incorporate Evolve and the recently acquired Tua Engineering firm. It has also announced the appointment of a dynamic new leadership team to transform the science-led business with an even stronger focus on customer satisfaction.
The team will actively promote the culture, values and purpose of Evolve as well as overseeing the launch and growth of new, exciting and effective ways of serving its customers in the scientific, medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The company’s founder Christopher Busuttil Delbridge becomes Chief Visionary Officer, with Fiona Mallia as Chief Digital Officer. Martina Zammit will serve as Chief Financial Officer, Ritianne Schembri as Chief Operations Officer, and John Montanaro as Chief Commercial Officer.
Mr Busuttil Delbridge said: ‘The breadth of experience, the leadership qualities and values of our new management team give me a high degree of confidence in our ability to lead Evolve through the next phase of our strategic journey.
‘As Malta’s fastest-growing science company we have a key role to play in supporting scientists and championing the potential that exist in the industries we serve, not only in Malta but across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
‘This is an exciting time as we enter a new chapter for Evolve. The world of science is facing a series of challenges. It will be our priority to make sure we are ready to meet these challenges, driven by quality and a great customer experience.
‘I am confident our new team will not only ensure Evolve is performing at its best, but it will also look into further expansion and development opportunities.’
Providing a great customer experience is clearly working. Since 2019, the Luqa-based supplier of laboratory equipment and lab design consultancy has enjoyed incredible growth.
It built the first EU-GMP pharmaceutical lab in Ghana, developed the first-ever medical cannabis facility in Malta, equipped the largest forensics labs in Dubai, supported Malta’s first adventure into space, and recently announced the acquisition of Marsa-based water treatment specialists Tua Engineering.
The Evolve founder added: ‘Our brand is synonymous with quality and enjoys a respected reputation in the science industry, both at home and abroad. Our aim is to continue to grow the business to win over a greater share of the market, while ensuring a world-class customer experience.’
Chief Visionary Officer: Christopher Busuttil Delbridge
Christopher joined the Attard & Co. Group over 22 years ago and founded Evolve from scratch, offering services such as designing, equipping, and maintaining scientific workspaces, and training science industry professionals. He recently successfully internationalised the Evolve brand, becoming the first company in the world to design and build an EU-standard pharma laboratory in West Africa.
He has been a leading supporter of Malta’s switch to higher technological ventures such as the production of pharmaceuticals, and the introduction of state-of-the-art technology in healthcare. He also leads the Malta Chamber of Commerce Quality Committee, to bolster the highest quality standards in all aspects of business and the Maltese economy.
Chief Digital Officer: Fiona Mallia
Fiona has an impressive history of surpassing ambitious business goals and delivering high-impact digital innovations. As Head of Business Support for six years at Evolve, Fiona turned the organisation into a digital-centric, data-driven business and designed the company’s first digital quality management system.
These tangible changes paved the way for Evolve to enjoy the success it has today. Fiona holds a Master of Business Administration and is a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology and has been active in Scientific and Diagnostics sales during her entire career.
Chief Financial Officer: Martina Zammit
Martina Zammit is a talented natural leader with in-depth and up to date knowledge of most aspects of accounting and a very keen eye for detail. She is a leading Certified Public Accountant with a specialisation degree in taxation, and also oversees all areas of Evolve’s financial operations, from strategy to the day-to-day management of the growing accounts team.
Prior to joining Evolve as Financial Controller, she was a senior tax accountant at one of the biggest accounting firm in Malta. Martina first joined Evolve in a junior role over a decade ago before she left to further her studies and build a family.
She returns to this senior position with a lot of enthusiasm and has immediately brought about necessary changes and cost saving measures.
Chief Operations Officer: Ritianne Schembri
Ritianne Schembri is the Chief Operations Officer at Evolve Ltd. overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business. She holds an Honours Degree in Biology and Chemistry, and is a UKAS accredited auditor in quality, environment, health and safety.
Having served at Evolve as the Service Manager for 6 years, Ritianne has witnessed first-hand the importance of a tight process flow, communication and investment in people and knowledge, as well as their effect on customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Evolve in 2016, she was involved in Project Management and ISO 9001 consultancy, and previously worked in the semiconductor industry.
Chief Commercial Officer: John Montanaro
John Montanaro is passionate about customer service, sales, and business development. He has over 25 years of experience in commercial roles, with senior management experience across various industries which include travel, telecoms, recruitment and banking.
John believes a great team, great customer experience and delivering what you promise are the key ingredients to building a strong successful business based on trust, relationships and loyalty. He joins Evolve to drive the commercial team to new heights and has quickly set about realigning objectives with team structures.