The Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) has announced its appointment of Kenneth Brincat as its new CEO, with immediate effect.

Mr Brincat holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources and Training from the University of Leicester and is currently reading for a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Previously, he held the role of COO at the Malta Business Registry, where for the last three years, he was responsible of overseeing the MBR’s ongoing operations and procedures, while acting as the Deputy Registrar.

“Having served as Chief Operations Officer of the Malta Business Registry (MBR), Mr Brincat is the ideal person to enhance on the success achieved during the initial years of the MDIA,” said Minister for Economy and Industry Silvio Schembri.

“The Authority was the first of its nature worldwide in setting the standard for the digital future, and am sure that under the guidance of Mr Brincat, it will be making the necessary next steps in sustaining its position as a pioneer in technological assurance.”

During his time at the MBR, Mr Brincat spearheaded the formulation of its five-year strategic plan and focused on the development of a new online platform intended to digitalise the processes related to the Agency’s work, such as the registration of new commercial partnerships and legal entities, as well as the registration of documents related to commercial partnerships and the issuing of certified documentation.

“I am positive that Mr Brincat, with his experience in operations, management and previous project involvement will help steer the MDIA towards ensuring that Malta’s Innovative Technology Arrangement regulatory framework remains relevant, adequate and proportionate for the various related sectors, technologies and international standards and emerging regulation.

“I welcome Mr Brincat and look forward to working together in this direction, whilst I thank Stephen McCarthy for the work undertaken within the first years of the Authority,” said MDIA’s Chairman Joshua Ellul.

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