The former Rector of the University of Malta, Prof. Juanito Camilleri, has been appointed non-executive chairman of Vodafone Malta by the brand’s new proprietor, Monaco Telecom, and will form part of a new board for the local telecoms company.

The Monaco-based operator, Monaco Telecom, completed its acquisition of Vodafone Malta on 1st April for a value of €250 million after receiving regulatory approval from Maltese authorities.

Of the new appointment, Prof. Camilleri said “I am very excited about Monaco Telecom’s vision for the Malta operation, which seeks to retain the company’s great strengths while heralding innovative digital services beyond mobile communication.”

He added “Monaco Telecom forms part of a greater network of operators which are not only well rooted in Europe but also have extensive experience in providing state-of-the-art and innovative services in small states. They will be an asset to Malta and I am very pleased to be invited back to make a contribution to the telecommunications sector.”

The Rector Emeritus has extensive experience in the sector. He served as the founding CEO at Go Mobile before joining Melita Cable plc as Group CEO. He is currently Chairman and resident Professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation at the University of Malta and is a director on various boards.

Monaco Telecom is owned by the Government of Monaco and by NJJ Holding, a fast-growing European telecoms family made up of leading operators in the markets of Monaco (Monaco Telecom), Switzerland (Salt), Ireland (Eir), Cyprus (Epic) and, as of today, Malta.

On 1st April, Monaco Telecom announced that CEO Sonja Hernandez would be replaced by Tamas Banyai, who led Vodafone Malta’s Consumer Business Unit since 2014.

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