Last Updated on Thursday, 9 June, 2022 at 2:57 pm by Andre Camilleri
The engineer Jonathan Scerri has handed in his resignation as the chairman of Enemalta, The Malta Business Weekly can confirm.
A spokesperson for the Energy Ministry confirmed reports that Scerri had resigned from his post, adding that he had tendered his resignation “due to personal reasons.”
It is unclear who will succeed Scerri at the helm of Enemalta.
Scerri was only appointed to helm of the state energy company, which is part-owned by Chinese company Shanghai Electric, last October having already been an executive director at the company between 2014 and 2017.
Former Kommunita Malta CEO Jonathan Cardona – who was a significant enabler of Malta’s controversial golden passport scheme over the years – was meanwhile appointed as Enemalta’s CEO last October.
The news of Scerri’s resignation was first broken by The Shift, who also quoted sources saying that Enemalta is passing through a rough patch following mismanagement and heavy financial losses every month.
The same news portal had revealed that Cardona was being paid some €160,000 per year by Enemalta, and that another high-ranking official close to him – Monica Farrugia – was appointed to the company with a financial package of €105,000 per year.
Enemalta has been at the centre of significant controversy over the past years, particularly over the Electrogas power station in Delimara and a deal to purchase a wind-farm in Montenegro – a deal which alleged Daphne Caruana Galizia murder mastermind Yorgen Fenech was involved in.