Powerful team

With solid in-house teams managing different sectors of the business, the firm is experienced in logistical operations. It is supported by a wide range of businesses and services, primarily:

  • Strategists
  • Digital solutions
  • Technology providers
  • Importers and distributors

Dominic Micallef Jr.

Founder & CEO

Dominic is a seasoned entertainment and hospitality strategist and entrepreneur. He has a solid track record driving large-scale operations, innovative ideas and complicated logistics.

For two decades, he has successfully created, branded and managed a wide range of entertainment and catering venues and events, going from one success to another.

Known and highly respected in the entertainment industry, Dominic has been one of a handful of key players who have transformed the entertainment culture in Malta in the last two decades.

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Dr. Veronique Dalli

Chairperson of the Board

A lawyer by profession, Veronique is the founder and managing partner of Dalli Advocates, a mid-sized boutique law firm specialised in assisting companies and individuals in business related matters with interdisciplinary services.

She was admitted to the Maltese bar in 2006 and for the past 14 years has defended her clients successfully both before the Constitutional Court and the Superior Courts in Malta, as well as before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Together with her team of professionals, she actively assists foreign and local clients on legal issues and concerns with their business.

Veronique obtained her first degree from the University of Malta in the year 2002 and furthered her studies to obtain a Diploma as Notary Public in the year 2003 and a Doctor of Laws in the year 2005. She now serves as a Tutor and Examiner at the Faculty of Law, University of Malta.

Mr. Lou Bondi

Strategic Communications Consultant

Lou Bondi has worked as a strategic communications specialist with a political party when it was in power and taught philosophy and sociology at the University of Malta.

He was the chairman of a radio station, penned a regular newspaper column, organised some of the largest national events in Malta, hosted a very popular and insightful prime time current affairs programme on national TV for 22 years and created Where’s Everybody, one of Malta’s top media companies.

Since 2013, he has been providing strategic communications consultancy services to a few key, private firms.

Between 2013 and 2020, he was also appointed by the Prime Minister as a Board Member and Consultant to the Fondazzjoni Celebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali with the remit to organise national celebrations and commemorations.
During the same period, he was also a consultant at the Arts Council Malta.

Today, Lou is considered to be one of Malta’s foremost communications consultants.

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Mr. Paul Bugeja

CEO of Malta MedAir

Paul Bugeja is the CEO of Malta MedAir, having held the Executive Chairman position since its inception in 2018. Previously, he was the CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA).

For a stretch of 35 years, he worked with the Corinthia Group of Companies, a hotel brand with a prestigious local and global footprint. Since joining the Group in 1979, Mr Bugeja occupied several key management posts in various locations, locally and overseas. Besides overseeing the operating company’s Administration and Finance functions of the entire Group’s hotel operations, he was part of the support team in all the major local and international developments in over 14 different countries. He also formed part of the Group’s Hotel Monitoring Board.

Paul was the President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association and a member of the Malta Tourism Authority’s Board of Directors.

He is CPA warranted and has UK-FCCA and the Malta FIA certification.

Mr. Kurt Cutajar

Chief Financial Officer

Kurt Cutajar has been working in the accounting sector for the past seven years and is ACCA qualified. He has had a vast array of clients, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Joining Signature Entertainment Group in 2017 as the
head of the finance department, Kurt has become an
integral part of the group.

He has been pivotal in strengthening its structures and streamlining its operations and procedures. Showing great dedication and commitment to the Group, he has become a central player set to take the firm towards the vision embraced by the Consultative Board.

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Valletta Management Team


Gabriel De Vere

Chief Operations Officer

Spending 18 years mainly London’s bar industry, Gabriel has focused primarily on openings. In fact, to date, he has opened the doors of 14 bars, restaurants and clubs. He started off as a bar manager, proceeding to GM and finally turnkey project managing - from finding venues to opening them.
Part of Gabriel’s main skill set is developing the product and team for the business to grow and increase sales. He does this through marketing, events, and additional revenue streams.


Adama Sadauki

General Manager

Adama started working for Hard Rock Café in 1995 as one of their operations, training and opening managers. Working for HRC was where she got the bug for training and openings. After 4 years she decided to run her father’s wine bar for 6 year.
Adama then moved to the Roka and Zuma group for a 4 year stint and subsequently opened Zuma Istanbul. She then proceed to work for the sister restaurant LPM for 7 years, opening LPM’s in Beirut and Miami.


Hus Vedat

Kitchen Consultant

Hus is a London-born Chef who gained formal catering qualifications at Brighton University. He worked his way up the ranks of various 4 and 5 star hotels and restaurant kitchens like the 30 million redevelopment of the St Ermin’s Hotel where he created Caxton Grill and gained 2 AA rosettes and a mention in the Michelin Guide for the quality of the food. Hus then went on to become the Executive chef of Jamie Oliver’s famous restaurant Barbecoa.
In 2016, Hus joined Good Food Society London as Executive Chef, creating and overseeing their acclaimed concepts Yosma, Frescobaldi and Hovarda.


Amy Lau

Marketing Consultant

Amy is truly an expert in brand marketing, strategy and development and has vast experience in food and beverage, hospitality, retail and luxury in the UK & EMEA. Brands she worked on include:
Shake Shack - UK, Hilton Hotels - Curio Collection - Hart Shoreditch, Barboun & Tavla - Shoreditch for E1 - Curio Collection, Frescobaldi London & Firenze and Hovarda - Soho, to name a few.

Armier Management Team


Timmy Grech

Management Partner

Timmy is the Executive Director of Charles Grech & Co, a leading importer, retailer and distributor of tobacco, beer, wines and spirits. With a three decade track record with the firm behind him, he was responsible for diversifying its activities and repositioning the brand. Timmy has extensive experience in the management and operation of high-end food & beverage outlets. Recently he was the driver behind the creation of a unique VIP corporate club and brasserie in Valletta.


Ian Sultana

COO, Armier

For the past two decades, Ian has been the General Manager of My Hotels Malta, operating six seafront hotels in Sliema and St. Julians, Malta. An instinctive and energetic problem solver, he has vast experience in hospitality, hotel management, front and back-office operations and human resources management.

Legal Team


Dr. Ian Stafrace


Ian is a Maltese lawyer who was admitted to the bar in 1998. He has worked on assignments relating to corporate matters, mergers and divisions and company restructuring. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, the Maltese agency regulating environmental protection and development planning.
In May 2013, he returned to his profession and set up the firm Salibastafrace Legal. He regularly advises public and private entities on property, civil and commercial matters.


Roberta Bisazza


A member of the third generation of notaries in the family, Roberta has been practicing for almost a quarter of a century. She graduated as a Notary Public in 1995 and obtained her Doctorate in Law two years later. She then joined the established and flourishing family practice which operates from three offices across the country. Roberta’s main areas of specialisation are property conveyancing and succession.



Jordi Carreño

Jordi is an architectural director with more than 20 years of experience in the development of luxury hotel and residential projects. He was the mastermind behind the Ushuaia Beach Club and Tower, whose success has been globally recognized. He was awarded the prestigious European Hotel Design Award in 2013.
Jordi is the founder and CEO of EstudioVila13, inspiring and directing projects in various countries. He leads a solid and talented team, collectively making the journey from marking the “roadmap” and “conceptual ideas”, to supervising the work and to strategically transposing a project from paper to reality.


Rafael Segui

Rafael is a senior architect and an exceptional designer with Mediterranean flair at EstudioVila13, generating ideas, plans, tasks and imparting knowledge of architecture and coordination to projects. He has vast experience in large-scale projects in Spain and Germany, and was a key driver behind the studio’s landmark projects like such as the Ushuaia Beach Hotel and Tower, the Gran Hotel Montesol by Hilton, the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife and projects by Aman Resorts.


Jesmond Mugliett

Jesmond is an architect and civil engineer having worked on a variety of briefs – from conservation projects in Valletta to large scale industrial ones.
In 1996, he was elected to the Maltese parliament, becoming the Minister for Urban Development and Roads in 2004, having previously held other portfolios.
In 2008, Jesmond resumed his practice, founding Jesmond Mugliett Periti in 2010. In 2012, he obtained a Master’s degree in International Construction Management from the University of Bath.
In 2017, Jesmond teamed up with another architect, Darren Sciberras, to found LandMark Architects, a firm with a vision to provide a focused service to a number of high profile projects.


Darren Sciberras

Darren has practiced as an architect and structural engineer for the past 17 years. He has led the planning, design and construction of various major projects in Malta and abroad - commercial and mixed-use developments, hospitality, reclamation, hospitals, residential and others.
He has represented local and foreign leading contractors in the execution of FIDIC based Design and Built turnkey projects.
Since 2015 Darren has been a managing director in P.Manage Ltd, a project management company specialising in cost, quality and time management. On this front he was entrusted with various major local developments and projects.


Joseph Pace

VR Studio - BIO

Having spent a few years practicing as an architect, Joseph Pace launched VR, a high-end architectural visualisation studio, operating in the UK and Maltese markets. The firm constructs verifiable photomontages for planning and public consultation purposes.
In 2015, Joseph was commissioned by the Maltese Planning Authority to produce a best practice guide for visual simulations. These new guidelines became a benchmark for the way visualisations of proposed buildings and other structures are prepared, presented and used for planning purposes.
VR studio is today trusted as an independent third party verified view specialist and relied on by statutory bodies, clients and the general public.


Joe Bugeja

A civil engineer and architect by profession, Joe obtained his MA in civil engineering at the Imperial College, London University. For four decades he worked at the Malta Freeport, becoming its General Manager (1997-2004) and then its Director of Projects (224-2008). This track record has given him extensive experience in terminal development and infrastructural works in ports and harbours around the world.
Presently, he’s the lead Partner of his firm Joe Bugeja Associates which specialises in Maritime and Civil Engineering projects. He’s also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.



Roger Chetcuti

Engineering Development

Roger graduated with Honours in Engineering from the University of Malta in 2006. Roger continued his studies with a Masters Degree in Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy from Brunel University (London), specialising in the design of energy efficient building services and sustainability and graduating with the highest honours in 2009. He obtained the Engineering Warrant in 2011.
Roger was awarded the ‘Hays Recruitment Award’ during his Masters degree, and has been nominated for the highly prestigious ‘CIBSE/ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Awards in 2011’.


Edoardo Pagani

Project Manager

Edoardo is currently project managing the construction works of the new Valletta Water Polo Club.
An internationally experienced professional, he enjoys working in challenging roles which require strategy and flexibility, overseeing the journey from concept to commissioning.
He has mainly focused on profitable business improvements, planning and restructuring. He has acquired a brilliant 35-year track record embracing design, manufacture, erection and construction of a wide range of machinery, equipment and turnkey plants for the civil and steelmaking Industry, both in EU and globally.

Financial Advisors


George Vella

Managing Partner

George started his career in 1995 with PWC, subsequently joining the Corinthia Group 2001 where he fulfilled a number of finance related roles, both locally and abroad. In 2005, he became of Head of Corporate Strategy at APS Bank and was a member on the Bank’s risk management and credit committees.
At Grant Thornton, George and his team provide a variety of services including financial control, internal audit, evaluation services, assistance in the preparation of business plans, feasibility studies and cost benefit analyses, business valuations, assistance with mergers and acquisitions, as well as project and corporate finance advisory services. Simultaneously, George also holds various technical roles in high profile advisory assignments.


Wayne Pisani

Managing Partner

Wayne Pisani heads the regulatory and compliance practice at Grant Thornton and leads the financial services tax and regulatory team.
He is the president of the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and a governor of FinanceMalta. He is also a member of the International Fiscal Association, the International Bar Association and the Maltese Chamber of Advocates. Wayne also read for an MA in Financial Services at the University of Malta, and has an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation.


Michael J. Agius

Senior Manager

Michael graduated in economics from the University of Malta, is a qualified accountant and obtained an Advanced Valuation Certificate from New York University.
He joined Grant Thornton in 2014, specialising in corporate finance. Today he forms part of the transaction advisory team which services a varied portfolio of clients in different sectors, ranging from hospitality, healthcare, real estate, retail, renewable energy and information technology.


Mark Bugeja

Managing Partner

Early on in his career, Mark was seconded to the then Deloitte Haskins & Sells offices in Turin, Milan and Florence, Italy. He joined Grant Thornton’s audit and investigations department in 1987 and was admitted partner in 1993.
Mark specialises in auditing and has extensive experience of high-profile clients in Malta, Italy and other countries across a broad range of industrial and service sectors. His responsibilities include the audits of large international groups of companies. Amongst others, he is the partner in charge of the audit of a US subsidiary in Italy and has reviewed work performed for Grant Thornton offices in the United States relating to SOX 404 requirements and other assurance services.

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