Marisa Ciappara

Chief Officer Finance


Government Organisation
Government Organisation



"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are "

Business Profile

My career as an accountant started with a local accountancy/audit firm where I gained experience in various areas of accountancy including statutory company audit, management accounts, cash flow projections, forecast, payroll, planning in taxation, VAT and project management. I then worked for several years as Financial Controller with the Corinthia Group of Companies within the hospitality industry both locally and abroad. At Corinthia, I was involved in the opening of several new hotels and catering outlets as well as intake-over processes. Eventually, I decided to be a full-time mother for eight years but still kept myself updated by being a part time self-employed accountant for a number of small and medium size businesses. In 2018, I again took up full time employment and joined LESA as Financial Controller where, from the outset, I was involved in its setting up including the process to shift the local wardens from a private company to a Government agency, signing off the first collective agreement, moving premises, etc. Prior to the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, I decided to make another move forward in my career and joined ARMS Ltd as Chief Officer Finance, a role which is very challenging and which I enjoy doing.

Business Activities

  • 2013: Director, GHRC PLC
  • 2014: Director, Vilhena Sicav PLC
  • 2017: Director, Malta Enterprise
  • 2020: Chief Officer Finance, ARMS Ltd


  • 1995 – 2010: Financial Controller, Corinthia Group of Companies
  • 2011 – 2018: Self Employed Accountant
  • 2018 – 2020: Financial Controller, Local Enforcement System Agency


  • BA (Hons) Accountancy, University of Malta
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Malta


  • 2013: Treasurer, MSPCA
  • 2017: Treasurer, PL

Official Partners

  • GO
  • mca
  • PTL
  • trade
  • HBSC
  • Edward Lowell
  • C Fino & Sons