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 plc 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) plc in 2016.


Adrian Coppini, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Coppini joined BNF Bank plc, formerly Banif Bank (Malta) plc, at its inception. Leading the Bank's HR and Corporate Services Department, he held responsibilities in people management, properties, administration, marketing and communications. Additionally, he served on the Bank's Executive Committee and Board.  

He has held several senior management positions in the airline, electronics and investment promotion sectors. He was Chief Officer of HR and Corporate Services at Air Malta plc, Managing Director at Ero Electronic (Malta) Limited and Executive Company secretary at Malta Enterprise Limited, amongst others. He also served as the Board Director of Air Malta plc and Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA) and was elected SITA Council Deputy President. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Sacred Heart College Foundation, where he chairs its Finance Committee. Mr Coppini holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Malta. 


Maruska Buttigieg Gili, Chief Risk Officer 

 Ms. Buttigieg Gili joined BNF Bank plc 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.

 


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