Karl Cilia


Water Services Corporation

Public Entity
Public Entity

Water Services Corporation





"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing"

Business Profile

Having graduated and specialised in information systems, I formed part of IBM’s Global Services team, focusing on Utilities Business Systems for almost four years. Whilst furthering my education in Management and Business Administration, I later occupied a managing consultancy role in spearheading the implementation of the end-to-end nationwide Smart Metering project for both electricity (Enemalta and water (WSC) in 2011. This, making Malta the first nationwide smart energy and water grid in the world, was later recognised as one of IBM’s top 100 icons of progress.

In 2015, I joined Enemalta to head its distribution systems directorate, focusing primarily on all smart meter-to-cash operations and process re-engineering, mainly to drastically reduce non-technical losses. I was subsequently appointed as a member of the Board of Management within Enemalta, and three years later served as Executive Director of Operations, responsible for the nationwide electricity distribution network, until 2021.

In summer 2022, I was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Water Services Corporation.

Business Activities


  • 2011: IBM – Project Consultant - Integrated Utilities Business Solutions
  • 2013: IBM - Managing Consultant - Integrated Utilities Business Solutions
  • 2015: Enemalta plc - Divisional Manager Distribution Systems
  • 2018: Enemalta plc - Executive Director Operations


  • PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner – Project Management
  • Diploma in Management & Social Sciences
  • BSc Information Systems & Management + MBA– University of London (UoL) & London School of Economics (LSE)


Official Partners

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