MeDirect Bank Malta on Thursday announced that Philip English and Dina Quraishi’s appointments to Non-Executive Directors have been granted regulatory approval.

Additionally, the pair have also had their appointments to Non-Executive Directors of parent company MDB Group Limited approved.

Dr English’s appointment was originally announced last March, and regulatory approval was given in August, while Ms Quraishi was named in the role in September 2022, yet regulatory approval was only granted last July.

Philip English

MeDirect Bank Non-Executive Director Philip English / Fox School of Business

Dr English, who is based in New York, is a Research Associate Professor of Finance at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, USA.

He has taught for 30 years in higher education focusing on portfolio management, security valuation, financial markets and institutions and commercial banking. He is currently the Executive Director of the Fischer-Shain Centre for Financial Services, a donor-funded research, outreach and instructional centre focused on commercial banking at the Fox School and an executive member of its Board.

Dr English maintains an independent consulting firm specialising in finance instruction, training and consulting arranged through GLG, an international consultancy.

He has created and delivered programmes covering such topics as quantitative methods of investment analysis, the valuation of mortgage servicing rights, asset and liability management for financial institutions, credit analysis and credit risk management, counterparty credit risk assessment, capital budgeting in a real options framework, investment performance attribution/assessment and cost-of-capital determination.

He served on the Board of Directors of CFA Society Washington, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the CFA Institute, and on the Investment Management Committee for Raffa Wealth Management, a Washington area investment management company specialising in investment management for foundations and high net worth individuals.

Dr English holds a PhD in International Finance from the University of South Carolina, USA and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation of the CFA Institute. He holds a B.S. in Management, a B.S. in Finance and an MBA from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA.

Ms Quraishi has 29 years of experience in risk, enterprise resilience, IT, and cyber matters, with an in-depth focus in areas of payments, engineering, insurance, reinsurance, consulting, and general financial services. Ms Quraishi is currently providing consulting services in areas related to governance, resilience, cyber and strategic risk management, as well as internal controls at Solvo Partners.

Dina Quraishi

MeDirect Bank Non-Executive Director Dina Quraishi / LinkedIn

Prior to this, she served as Chief Risk Officer at Belgium-based financial services company SWIFT and Global Head of Enterprise Risk Management at engineering company Sandvik at its Stockholm operations for over a year.

Before joining Sandvik, Ms Quraishi held a number of risk and project management positions at insurance firms Zurich Insurance and Swiss Re.

She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from University College London and a Master of Business Administration from Simon Business School University of Rochester. Ms Quraishi describes herself as an “effective motivator and communicator at all levels” while also being “adept in challenging and working with executives and boards”.

MeDirect Bank is a pan-European bank that forms part of MDB Group Limited, operating as a “one-stop shop” for all types of investments and savings. It has steadily expanded its operations over the years to now having a number of employees working from different areas of the world, while also having over 114,000 customers.

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Fabrizio Tabone

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