Eight directors for six BOV seats
Eight nominations have been cast for the six seats on the Bank of Valletta board, which will mean several new faces. Incumbents Helga Ellul and Mario Grima will not be contesting, but James Grech, Alfred Lupi and Joe Zrinzo are on the candidates’ list.
The candidates are Stephen Agius, Alan Attard, Paul V. Azzopardi, Joseph Falzon and Robert Suban.
Antonio Piras has been nominated by the second largest shareholder UniCredit. The government nominated Taddeo Scerri as chairman replacing John Cassar White, who signalled that he would be stepping down, and Anita Mangion, currently a board director at Malta Industrial Parks and the head of business development of IT company Nextec, as director. George Portanier resigned last September and was not replaced. His selection last year was mired in controversy after he was deemed unfit for the post following an internal exercise, but later given the green light by the Joint Supervisory Team.
The directors will be elected at the annual general meeting on December 16.