Vodafone welcomes High Commissioner
Newly appointed British High Commissioner Robert Luke has been invited, as is customary, to become a member of the Vodafone Malta Foundation.
He was welcomed to Vodafone House in Birkirkara by chief executive Balesh Sharma, human resources head Martin Gregory and newly appointed Vodafone Malta Foundation board member Jason Pavia. He was shown round the offices, call centre and other departments.
The Vodafone Malta Foundation works to improve the lives of vulnerable people and supports social projects. It helps organisations which promote health and medical development, protect the environment and safeguard national culture and heritage.
The foundation board, led by former First Lady Ġemma Mifsud Bonnici, includes Mr Luke, MP Karmenu Vella, Mr Gregory and Mr Pavia. It is a separate entity from Vodafone’s commercial operations.
“I welcomed Vodafone’s invi-tation gladly,” Mr Luke said. “The links between the UK and Malta are particularly strong and supporting companies such as Vodafone, based in the UK, are a priority for the High Commission.”
Mr Luke joined the Diplomatic Service in 2000 from the Millennium Commission, and has served in Brazil and most recently in Paris as Counsellor for Justice and Home Affairs.
In London, he has worked on the Middle East peace process and the international criminal tribunals.