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 Senior Manager for Projects and Programmes at TradeMalta. Since I joined in 2017, my focus has been on developing and managing our knowledge-based services and tools and assisting local SMEs with their market research and data needs.

I have 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 resource management, business analytics, innovation, SME competitiveness, communications strategy, project development, spatial planning, education, and market intelligence.

My past work history has provided me with professional expertise 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 of Arts in Psychology and Archaeology, University of Malta
  • 1995: Diploma in Modern Management and Administration, Cambridge Tutorial College
  • 2009: Master 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
  • Fino
  • GO Business
  • Imovo
  • Malta Enterprise
  • WFDM
  • St James Hospital
  • Harvest
  • Dea Aesthetics
  • 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