Edward Scicluna

Edward Scicluna
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
13 March 2013
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Preceded by Tonio Fenech
Personal details
Born (1946-10-12) 12 October 1946
Naxxar, Malta
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Astrid Bartoli
Children Mark
Alma mater Plater College
University of Malta
University of Toronto
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website
Party website

Edward Scicluna (born October 12, 1946 in Naxxar, Malta) is an economist and Finance Minister elected on behalf of the Maltese Labour Party.

Personal life

Scicluna is married to Astrid Bartoli. They have two children Mark and Katya. He holds a Diploma in social studies from the Plater College (1972) and degrees in economics from the University of Malta (BA, 1975) and the University of Toronto (MA, 1976 and PhD, 1982).[1] Between 1981 and 1990 he was professor and head of the Department of Economics at the University of Malta where he still holds a lectureship post.

Professional life

He has held a number of posts in the public and private sector. He served as Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD) (1999–2003) and of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) (1997–99), an Electoral Commissioner (1987–93), a Director of the Central Bank of Malta (1996–2003) and a member of Malta's National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC) (2005–2008). He was often selected by the Malta Broadcasting Authority to chair broadcast political debates. In the private sector he was Chairman of the HSBC Malta Bond Fund (since 2002) and of CWG plc and director of MIB Ltd.

Internationally he served on the Council of Europe's Development Bank Auditing Committee (1997–2000) and carried out consultancy and advisory work for the European Commission (particularly on the single currency), UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) (1987–97), the IMF delegation, the governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya and Turkey and a number of credit rating agencies.

Member of the European Parliament

Prof.Scicluna joined the Labour Party in 2009 and successfully stood on the Party ticket in the European Parliament election held in Malta later that year. He has since been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and substitute member on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).[2]

Finance Minister

On 10 March 2013, Prof. Scicluna successfully contested the general elections and was elected in the interests of the Labour Party. On 13 March 2013 he was appointed Finance Minister of Malta by the President on advice of the Prime Minister.


Political offices
Preceded by
Tonio Fenech
Minister of Finance
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