Doing Business in Malta

H.E. Ambassador Keith Azzopardi

Ambassador, Embassy of Malta

Keith Azzopardi has been appointed as Ambassador of Malta to the USA in September 2018 and as non-resident High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Canada since February 2018 and July 2019 respectively. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Malta’s Ambassador to Austria and as Permanent representative to the International Organisations in Vienna between September 2013 and August 2018.

 

During his term in Austria, Ambassador Azzopardi was accredited to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), during which he chaired the Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC) between January and April 2014 as well as a number of FSC-Permanent Council meetings during the same period. He also served at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO), the UN International Development Organisation (UNIDO), the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNOCD), the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Wassenaar Arrangement and others. From January to June 2017, Ambassador Azzopardi served as the Representative of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Austria.

 

Prior to his diplomatic career, Ambassador Azzopardi worked for a number of years as an Administrator and political advisor for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. During his time in Brussels, he worked in the Enlargement and Eastern Partnership Unit, being mainly responsible for relations with Ukraine and Moldova, in the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Committee, the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, the NATO-EU Parliamentary Assembly, the Inter-parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP as well as the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence,

 

Ambassador Azzopardi held different position in a number of youth organisations both in Malta and abroad. In 2014, he was appointed as an Honorary President of the Malta-Austrian Friendship Association and as Honorary Member of the Union League of Philadelphia in 2019.

 

Ambassador Azzopardi holds a Bachelor (Hons) degree in International Relations from the University of Malta and a Masters Degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies. He is married to Daoruang Pimpila and has a daughter.

It may be the smallest economy in the Eurozone, but the southern European country of Malta packs quite a punch. In fact, it’s forecast to record the strongest EU growth in 2020 at 5.2%. And ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union, it’s among the top jurisdictions for companies looking to establish an EU entity.  
Malta’s reputation as a secure and stable financial centre is well known, with business services, online gaming, tourism, maritime and aviation among its other key industries. If you’re looking at setting up in Malta, this presentation will cover what you need to know.

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