Norman Aquilina

Group Chief Executive Officer

Farsons Group

Manufacturing
Manufacturing

Farsons Group

Birkirkara

"Believe and you will achieve"

Business Profile

I am the Group Chief Executive of Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc. The Group holds a leading market position in the beverage industry and FMCG sector – apart from brewers and beverage production, the Group includes subsidiaries within the food and beverage importation and fast-food franchise business.

I joined Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc in 2004 as Managing Director of the food subsidiary, shortly after being appointed as Group Chief Commercial Officer until my appointment as Group CEO in 2010.

Business Activities

Previous

  • 1996-1998: Director Economic / Commercial Affairs at the Malta Chamber of Commerce. Enterprise & Industry
  • 1998-2004: Managing Director, Law. Quintano & Co. Ltd
  • 2004-2010: Group Chief Commercial Officer, Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc
  • 2010-Present: Group Chief Executive Officer, Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc
  • *April 2004 – Farsons Group acquires Law. Quintano & Co. Ltd

Education

  • Pursued Business Studies at: i. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry ii. London Institute of Export iii. Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium. Scholarships: i. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Commonwealth Study Conference, Oxford. ii. Salzburg Seminar, Austria. Awards: i. Strickland Foundation, Malta.

Society

  • Served as chairman of the Malta Chamber’s EU Steering Committee for the years leading up to Malta’s EU accession in 2004.
  • Past president of the Malta Business Bureau which jointly represents the interests of the Malta Chamber and Malta Hotels & Restaurants Association.
  • Previously held the post of Senior Vice-President of the Malta Chamber, actively involved in the merger with the Federation of Industry back in 2009 being one of the representing signatories of this merger agreement.

Official Partners

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