MFSA appoints Michelle Mizzi Buontempo as acting CEO

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 September, 2022 at 2:09 pm by Andre Camilleri

The Board of Governors of the Malta Financial Services Authority has appointed Chief Officer Enforcement Dr Michelle Mizzi Buontempo as the Acting CEO of the Authority with effect from 9 September 2022. She will be taking over from Mr Joseph Gavin who is stepping down, as announced earlier last month.

Michelle Mizzi Buontempo was appointed as Chief Officer Enforcement in March 2020, after five years occupying the position of Head of Conduct Supervision within the MFSA. Michelle has over twenty years of experience in the regulation and supervision of different areas within financial services, including supervision of investment firms and fiduciaries. She represents the MFSA at various Committees of the ESAs.

During her career within the MFSA, Michelle has been entrusted with the responsibility of piloting a number of projects including the setting up of a regulatory regime to enhance consumer protection in the investments and insurance sector, as well the establishment of a new regulatory framework for trustees and company service providers.

Michelle regularly lectures on corporate governance and consumer protection. An advocate by profession, Michelle was awarded a Masters Degree in Financial Services from the University of Malta. She also holds a warrant to practice in the Maltese Courts. Prior to joining the MFSA, she headed the corporate division of a leading audit firm specialising in financial services.

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