George Debono appointed Chief Commercial Officer of BNF Bank
Mr George Debono has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer of BNF Bank with effect from 1st July 2019. Mr Debono brings a wealth of banking experience to the Bank, having occupied various senior roles within the financial services industry for over 20 years. In his new role, Debono will be responsible for the management of BNF's Commercial Banking Department, Business Development Department, Treasury and International Banking Unit.
Prior to this latest appointment, Debono held senior management roles within HSBC's personal banking, risk, and commercial banking areas. In 2010, Mr Debono was entrusted with the establishment and management of HSBC Malta's first Premier Centre and subsequently he also headed the Bank's International Banking Unit, Mid-Market Enterprises and Corporate Real Estate and Hotels.
''I am delighted to join BNF in this exciting phase for this Bank which has consistently proven to be resilient over time. Our ambition is to support the local personal and business community in achieving their goals and aspirations.'' said George Debono, Chief Commercial Officer of BNF Bank. ''The Bank is committed to continue to grow responsibly by having conversations with its customers, empathising with their unique circumstances and offering a suite of financial solutions to meet their needs. We have a talented team of professionals who are ready to take BNF Bank to the next level by embracing and living BNF's core values.''
Commenting on the appointment of Debono, CEO and Managing Director, Michael Collis said: "I am delighted to welcome George to the BNF family. In his new role, George will be responsible for business development, and implementing commercial strategies, working with over 100 team members across corporate and retail banking, product management and marketing. George's experience in the sector will be instrumental for achieving further sustainable business growth."George Debono joins Michael Collis - BNF Bank's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Adrian Coppini - Chief Operating Officer, Maruska Buttiġieġ Gili - Chief Risk Officer and Mark Micallef - Chief Financial Officer as members of the BNF Bank's Executive Management team.