MEA

The Malta Employer’s Association (MEA) has reconfirmed Joanne Bondin as president of the Malta Employer’s Association for another two-year term during the first Council meeting following the MEA’s annual general meeting.

Ms Bondin’s leadership of the MEA over the past two years cemented her experience in driving the Association’s role as an established social partner at a national level as well as in providing guidance, direction and value to the business community, particularly in the area of industrial and employment relations.

Joanne Bondin
Joanne Bondin

Following her re-election, Ms Bondin thanked her fellow Council members for their confidence and support and pledged her full commitment to reciprocate their trust. She expressed her belief in inclusive leadership and that she would also seek the widest possible participation of officer and council members in leading and representing the organisation.

The rest of the officer group was elected as follows:

  • Michael Mifsud was elected to the post of deputy president and will support Ms Bondin in the marketing of the MEA;
  • Ivan Refalo was also elected deputy president and will provide support on membership engagement;
  • Stephen L. Muscat was elected as treasurer;
  • Jackie Montalto was selected to occupy the role of MEA honorary secretary and will assist in the its digitalisation project;
  • Claire Briffa, Norman Mifsud and Martin Vella were elected to officer positions and will assist the MEA in specific tasks;
  • Doris Sammut Bonnici and Arthur Muscat retained their roles as senior vice-president and honorary president respectively.

Ms Bondin referred to the MEA’s forthcoming 60th Anniversary which underlines how the it has successfully overcome fierce headwinds in the form of wars, pandemics, crises, global recessions and uncertainties of every kind.

She reminded that despite this prestigious milestone, the MEA consistently retained a forward-looking approach which she said she was aiming to consolidate during her second term with the support of all her colleagues.

“I am confident that we can leverage on the strengths, resources and influence which our Association has built for itself throughout these years to consolidate our central position to act as an agent of change for business in the years to come.”

Ms Bondin is a director of MISCO Consulting and HR Outsourcing and Temping Services Ltd, a position she has held since 2017. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in management accredited by ILM and a degree in psychology from the University of Malta.

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