John Muscat Drago

Chief People Officer

The Convenience Shop Group


The Convenience Shop Group


"Contribute tirelesly to make the world a better and happier place "

Business Profile

I have been working in the HR world for over 30 years and held several senior and top management positions at operational and strategic levels within both the public and private sectors. Throughout my career, I assisted entities in people strategies while adding value through organisational design, recruitment and selection, training and development, reward strategies, performance management, employee experience and change management processes. As a trainer, I led and facilitated various leadership and HR management programmes in Europe and the Middle East.

Throughout these years I was privileged to work with many organisations, directors and managers while following their development and growth. I am a firm believer in people, grounded on the principles of ethics, respect, kindness and putting people right at the centre of activity. Success, growth, and sustainability follow as a natural consequence.

Business Activities


  • 1991-1996; 1999-2000: Managing Consultant, MISCO
  • 1996-1998: HR Manager, Planning Authority
  • 2000-2004: Director of Industry HR & Support Services, Malta Tourism Authority
  • 2004-2007: Group Director of HR, Island Hotels Group
  • 2007-2016; 2018-2021: Own HR & training business
  • 2010-2013: Director of HR, Transport Authority
  • 2016-2018: Senior Manager (Advisory), PwC
  • 2018-2020: HR Manager, Miller Distributors
  • 2021-2022: HR Manager, Dolmen Hotel
  • 2022-current: The Convenience Shop (Management) Ltd


  • B.A. (Hons) Public Administration


  • 2003-2006; 2008-2010: President, Foundation for Human Resource Development

Official Partners

  • Trade Malta
  • OZO
  • Fino
  • GO Business
  • Imovo
  • Laferla Insurance
  • WFDM
  • St James Hospital
  • Elcol
  • PTL
  • Evolve
  • Clentec