Angelo Xuereb

Chairman

AX Group

Corporate Group of Companies
Corporate Group of Companies

AX Group

Mosta

"Kites rise highest against the wind not with it. - Winston Churchill We don’t get stronger by taking the easy path, we get stronger by facing resistance and by overcoming the hurdles. "

Business Profile

In 1977, I founded AX Construction, a pioneering Maltese firm that quickly rose to prominence. Under my leadership, AX Construction became a key player in civil engineering projects, operated a successful hard rock quarry, and introduced Malta's first modern pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete factory (GPC). In the 1980s, I led the diversification into hospitality with Sunny Coast and Malta’s largest hotel, the Suncrest Hotel. Building on this success, I expanded our hotel portfolio to include five additional properties under the AX Hotels brand alongside Malta’s first retirement village, Hilltop Gardens.

Throughout the years, I have successfully delivered prestigious projects that have contributed to enhancing Malta’s infrastructure, including landmark restoration works, a private hospital, and an award-winning portfolio of luxury hotels. I am also the promoter and one of the main shareholders of the Valletta Cruise Port and Valletta Waterfront.

Beyond business, I served as Naxxar's Mayor, where I was honoured with the award for the best Local Council. Additionally, I received an honorary knighthood by the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem and co-founded the AX Foundation. My contributions to society also include serving as a council member of a number of esteemed organisations. In 2012, I published my autobiography in the UK.

Throughout my career, I've received numerous awards, including Employer of the Year in 2016, EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018, and I was also a contestant for World EY Entrepreneur of the Year. I received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Malta Stock Exchange in 2021 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism in 2023.

Today, AX Group stands as a multi-million asset corporation, encompassing construction, real estate, hospitality, healthcare, and renewable energy. Our latest multi-million-euro developments include the luxurious Verdala destination and the redeveloped ODYCY Hotel and Lido. I take pride in the remarkable projects we have developed, emphasising to all my workforces that success is achieved through hard work, integrity, and determination. Furthermore, I am fortunate to be supported by my two daughters, Claire and Denise, who actively lead different segments of the AX Group business.

Business Activities

  • Chairman- AX Group
  • Chairman- AX Real Estate
  • Promoter and one of the main shareholders of the Valletta Cruise Port and Valletta Waterfront

Previous

    Education

    • Employer of the Year - Workers of the Year Award 2016
    • Entrepreneur of the Year in Malta - EY
    • Nominated at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards held in Monaco
    • Lifetime Achievement Award 2021’ by the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE).
    • Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism’ by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation.

    Society

    • Independent mayor for Naxxar Local Council for two terms
    • Vice President of several clubs and societies
    • Council member of the Malta Federation of Industry
    • Council member of the Chamber of Commerce
    • Council member of the Building Industry Consultative Council.
    • Honorary knighthood by the Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem.
    • AX Foundation

    Official Partners

    • Trade Malta
    • Fino
    • GO Business
    • Imovo
    • Malta Enterprise
    • WFDM
    • St James Hospital
    • Harvest
    • Dea Aesthetics
    • Tech.mt
    • Intercomp
    • European Commission
    • Malta Business Registry
    • CF Estates
    • Agilis
    • ICON
    • Agora
    • Bureau Vallee
    • Apex Group Ltd
    • Exereco
    • Arkafort
    • Excel Homes
    • Lidion Bank
    • Melita Marine
    • TNT
    • Sparkasse Bank
    • Dimech Enterprises
    • Laferla
    • FCM Bank
    • Hi-Care Services