Minister for Finance, Malta
Hon. Professor Edward Scicluna is a Member of Parliament and Malta’s Minister for Finance.
During 2013, Prof. Scicluna assumed the chairmanship of the European Investment Bank Board of Governors (EIB), and vice-chairmanship of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Prior to 2 March 2013 he was a member of the European Parliament (MEP), served as Vice-Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, and a member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC).
Previous appointments include that of Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Malta, Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority, Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development, Board Director of the Central Bank of Malta, and Electoral Commissioner.
Internationally he carried out consultancy work for the European Commission, UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), and the Governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya and Turkey. He also served on the Council of Europe Development Bank Auditing Committee. He was frequently sought for economic advice by the IMF annual Article IV mission to Malta and the Rating Agencies FitchIbca, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s. Prior to Malta’s entry into the Eurozone he was appointed as a Euro expert for Malta by the EU Commission.
Prof. Scicluna graduated from the University of Oxford with a Diploma with distinction in politics and economics, from the University of Malta with a First Class Honours BA degree in Economics, and the University of Toronto with a Masters and Doctorate in Economics.