John has a wealth of experience acquired over 50 years working in the local maritime business. Formerly John amongst other appointments throughout his professional carrier, has been President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, the Malta Employers Association and the European Tug Owners Association, Chairman of Gozo Channel Co Ltd and a Director of Bank of Valletta P.l.c. Besides being Chairman and CEO of SSA and its group companies, John is also Chairman of Tug Malta Ltd and a former Hon Consul General (Malta) for the Republic of Korea.
Matthew joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2009 after spending 15 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Malta and Italy. Working on various international groups and in close proximity with management, he has learned to understand large corporate structures, the management and business processes and the way they interact together to achieve strategic objectives. In June 2011 Matthew was appointed as a Company Director. Today Matthew heads the finance as well as the strategic and business development of the company. Matthew is also Deputy Chairman of J.B. Sorotto Limited, an associated group company involved in ship registration and company services. Matthew sits on the Council for the Association of Ship Agents, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and the Malta Employers Association. Matthew has also been appointed to the board of newly formed Government agency, Malta Marittima, tasked with the promotion and development of the marine and maritime industries in the Maltese Islands. Matthew is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Malta.
Christian joined the company as Sales & Marketing director in November 2004. Christian brings enthusiasm and energy to the company and in his role as head of the Sales and Marketing division he believes in building strong sales strategies and seeks to establish long term, personal relations with customers. Christian also focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with the companies international partners and principals and seeks in attracting new service lines to the company. He has in the 10 years working with the company gained a large knowledge of the local & international freight market and its key drivers. He also focuses on the development of the cargo & freight business.
Ian is the company's maritime and operational focal point. He has been active in the maritime industry for 17 years and is also a Chartered member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport . Ian places large importance on the level of service provided both to Principals and to Customers. Besides heading the operations and logistic division, he is also in charge of claims and risk assessment management of the company. Ian also focuses on the developments in the maritime industry both locally as well as internationally which enables the company to identify potential business developments and investments, with a focus on the agency and husbandry business.