is the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates International Telecommunications, LLC (“EIT”). EIT was specifically formed to build a telecom portfolio for Dubai Holding and currently has major investments in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Mr Padmanabhan also serves as Chairman of Malta Properties Company p.l.c. and Chairman of Forthnet S.A. He is a member of the Boards of Tunisie Telecom, Axiom LLC and TiE Dubai (The Indus Entrepreneurs, also as President-elect). Prior to his current assignment, Mr Padmanabhan was the Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer of TECOM Investments, with a clear focus on the development of the ICT, Media, Education, Biotechnology and Renewable Energy of Dubai. He has been responsible for the development of the various knowledge clusters for Dubai namely, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Knowledge Village and DuBiotech. He has played a key role in the development of the district cooling business, Empower; facility management business, Idama and the Arab Media Group. He has also been instrumental in the planning and development of the Second Telecom Operator in the U.A.E., Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (Du). He has over 30 years of experience in the telecom industry and was responsible for developing various data communication services and setting up of related business units for Etisalat, the local telecommunications company in the U.A.E. in the past. He is a certified independent board director (“IDP”) from the INSEAD Business School.
Holds various directorships and executive positions within the Mercury Group of companies (Mercury p.l.c. being the ultimate parent company) whose main investments include hotels, leisure oriented commercial properties, a high end business centre and portfolio investments. He is mainly responsible for market research, contracting, administration and property development. Also a Director in GO p.l.c., Vltava Fund SICAV p.l.c. and Mapfre Middlesea p.l.c.
Dr Cory Greenland is a self-employed Notary Public and Human Resources Consultant. He lectures in employment relations and law at the University of Malta and has served on several Boards and Committees including at NGO level. At University he graduated with a Bachelor of Communications, Master of European Studies and a Doctorate of Law. He currently serves as an Non-Executive Director of Malta International Airport plc and a member of the Board of the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.
leads strategy development and investment projects at Emirates International Telecommunications, LLC (“EIT”). As a founding member of the company, he has largely contributed to the early development of EIT. Prior to joining EIT, Mr Majid was part of the Strategy and Business Development team of TECOM Investments. Earlier in his career, Mr Majid spend several years as a strategy consultant at Analysys, advising telecom and media companies, investment banks and regulators on strategy and policy issues. He studied Manufacturing Engineering at Cambridge University.
is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Mr Brincat joined the GO Group in 1999, part of the team entrusted to set up and launch Go Mobile. Since 2006 he holds the position of Chief Finance Officer of GO p.l.c. He is also a director on a number of companies.
Dr. Francis Galea Salomone holds a bachelors degree in International Business and a Masters degree in European Studies from the University of Kent. He read law at the University of Malta, and graduated as a lawyer in 2002, after successfully defending a dissertation entitled Regulating Market Abuse on the Stock Exchange.
Prior to moving into legal practice, Dr. Galea Salomone held a number of senior positions in the private and public sector. He currently holds the position of partner in Galea Salomone & Associates, with particular focus on Corporate and Commercial law. He acts for a number of local and international clients in the corporate and commercial sector. His areas of specialisation include Company Law and Financial Services Law, with a specific interest in Corporate Governance. He has extensive experience in advising public listed companies and private companies on the regulatory and corporate governance aspects of their business including assisting international clients who need to establish new operations in Malta. Over the past 12 years he has acted as legal advisor to a number of local and foreign clients involved in mergers and acquisitions.
Dr. Galea Salomone acted as an advisor to Maltacom plc (now GO plc) during the privatisation process and currently also acts as Company Secretary to GO plc. He also acts as Company Secretary to a number of private companies and other Public Interest Companies in Malta. He also acts as director of other private companies in the tourist and financial services sector. Dr. Galea Salomone has continued to pursue an academic interest in company law, compliance and financial services legislation.