Josianne Vella

Projects and Programmes Manager


Public Entity
Public Entity



"You can’t let people set your agenda in life - Warren Buffet"

Business Profile

I currently hold the position of Projects and Programmes Manager at TradeMalta. Since I joined in 2017, my focus has been on developing the organisation’s Internationalisation Knowledge platform. I currently manage our knowledge-based services and tools, assisting local SMEs with their market research and data needs.

I’m a skilled management professional with over 15 years’ experience in access to and implementation of EU-supported programmes and projects, at national and international levels. I’ve worked in multidisciplinary areas such as resources management, business analytics, innovation, SME competitiveness, communications strategy, project development, spatial planning, education, and market intelligence.

Throughout my work history I’ve also gained extensive professional experience in business strategy and management, research, project management, programme development, marketing, event organisation, publishing, and trade promotion.

Business Activities

  • 1992 – 1995: Research Fellowship, Malta Council for Science and Technology
  • 1996 – 2003: Managing Director, Indigo Group Ltd
  • 2004 – 2010: Researcher and Project Assistant, Integrated Resources Management Co Ltd (IRMCo)
  • 2011 – 2012: Projects Manager, Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit
  • 2012 – 2016: Programmes Coordinator (Funding and EU Projects), Foundation for Educational Services
  • 2017-Present: Projects Manager/Projects and Programmes Manager, TradeMalta



  • 1991: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Archaeology, University of Malta
  • 1995: Diploma in Modern Management and Administration, Cambridge Tutorial College
  • 2009: Master’s Degree in Cultural Management, University of Northumbria, specialising in new management and new technologies
  • 2015: Certification in EU Funds Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malta


Official Partners

  • Trade Malta
  • OZO
  • Fino
  • Halmann
  • GO Business
  • Laferla Insurance
  • St James Hospital
  • HSBC
  • Elcol
  • Convenience
  • MTA
  • PTL
  • Evolve