Executive Committee




Michael Collis, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director 

Mr Collis has extensive banking experience having worked in the banking industry in the UK and Middle East in excess of thirty years. During this time he served on a number of bank boards and held senior positions in a number of banks with responsibility for a wide variety of activities including retail and wholesale banking, corporate finance and private banking. He has served as CEO and Executive Director of Ahli United Bank (UK) Limited, a UK licensed bank regulated by the FSA. He also served as Senior Deputy Group CEO of Ahli United Bank B.S.C. (Bahrain). Prior to that, he served as executive director and head of European corporate finance at Nikko Bank, a UK licensed bank regulated by the FSA. He originally started his banking career with Lloyds Bank p.l.c and subsequently joined Mizuho Bank where he held various senior positions and headed the bank’s UK corporate banking and corporate finance activities for over ten years.

Prior to this latest appointment, Mr Collis served as Chief Executive Officer of Al Faisal International for Investment QPSC (Qatar), the ultimate majority shareholder of the Bank, a position which he has since relinquished. He had occupied this position since 2015 during which time he was also responsible for AFII’s proprietary trading and strategic financial investments, including the acquisition of Banif Bank (Malta) p.l.c in 2016.


Maruska Buttigieg Gili, Chief Risk Officer 

Ms Buttigieg Gili joined BNF Bank p.l.c at its inception, setting up the Bank's Compliance and Internal Audit functions. She also occupied the roles of Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Compliance Officer. Subsequently, she was appointed Head of the Internal Control Department responsible for the Legal and Compliance Unit, the Risk Control and Oversight Unit and the Credit Analysis Unit. 

Prior to joining the Bank, Ms Buttigieg Gili worked at the Central Bank of Malta for over 12 years. During this period, she occupied various positions within the Bank's Human Resources and Economic Statistics departments. She represented the Central Bank of Malta on various working groups of the European Central Bank in relation to statistics. 

Ms Buttigieg Gili graduated in Financial Services (UMIST) and holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Malta. 





Mark Micallef, Chief Financial Officer 

Mr Micallef was Deloitte Malta's Banking Advisory Leader, his specialist areas being banking risk, regulation, strategy and finance. Throughout his career, Mark has assisted banks and prudential regulators on various exercises ranging from risk governance and business strategy to supervisory credit risk and asset quality reviews.

Mark's auditing experience extends from Malta across international borders within the European market, such as the UK, Germany, Slovenia and Bulgaria. An auditor by profession, Mark is a Malta CPA warrant holder and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

In the role of Chief Finance Officer, Mark shall be in control of the financial governance of BNF Bank together with statutory and regulatory reporting, management reporting, budgets and forecasts, investment appraisal, taxation and investment operations. 




George Debono, Chief Commercial Officer 

Mr Debono has more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry, during which he occupied senior management roles, predominantly within HSBC's Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Risk.

In 2010, Mr Debono was entrusted with the establishment and management of HSBC Malta's first Premier Centre. Subsequently, he held various senior roles within HSBC's Commercial Banking, heading its International Banking Unit, Mid-Market Enterprises and Corporate Real Estate and Hotels.

In the role of Chief Commercial Officer at BNF Bank, George Debono leads the Commercial Banking Department, Business Development Department, Treasury and International Banking Unit. 



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