Our Team

The principal purpose of the Board is to provide the required leadership, to set the present and future strategy, and to ensure proper oversight and accountability. The Board of Directors is currently made up of one Executive Director and four Non-Executive Directors.

Board of Directors

  • Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

    Cortis Joseph


    Joseph Cortis has been involved in the management of Cortis Group since 1988, holding the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Cortis was responsible for the strategy of Cortis Group and its growth. He has actively participated as a member of various committees and councils such as the Federation of Industry Council, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, and the Malta Institute of Management.

    He oversaw the management of Zebbug Central Business Centre from the development of the said property, throughout the rental of the commercial spaces forming part of the said property, and is involved in overseeing its management to date.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Sladden Alfred

    Alfred Sladden commenced his career at Barclays Bank, Malta, in 1954 until his appointment to senior training manager with Barclays Bank, London, in 1968. He held such office for three years until 1971. Throughout the years that followed, he continued to hold several posts with credit institutions, including manager of various branches of Barclays Bank, credit advisor of Bank of Valletta, head of internal audit at Mid Med Bank, Assistant General Manager on administration, and Assistant General Manager of the international finance division as well as Deputy General Manager on corporate strategy at Mid-Med Bank.
    In 1994, he was appointed General Manager of Investment Finance Bank and held such post until 1995 whilst also holding the post of director of Mid Med Life Insurance until 1996. He also held the post of general manager of finance and operations at Mid-Med Bank between 1995 and 1998. Between 1998-1999, he was appointed chairman of Maltapost and the Foundation for Medical Services. For nine years, between 1999-2008, he held a part time post as Financial Adviser of the Eurochange Financial Services whilst simultaneously holding a part time post as Chairman of the VAT Appeals Board from 1999 until 2011. He was Executive Director of an affiliate company of the Corinthia Group of the Czech Republic between 2000 and 2010 and also held the post of financial adviser of Technoline Ltd between 2009-2013.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Attard Cortis Petramay

    Dr Petramay Attard Cortis M.D., D.E.S.A. is a third-generation family member of Cortis Group of Companies. Has been an active member of the Youth Family Council (YFC) since its inception in 2007. The YFC is involved with Succession Planning and the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. Petramay has been the Chairperson of the YFC since 2017. Throughout the past fifteen years, was involved in various aspects of the business including marketing; sales; social media; event management; customer relations; and business strategy.

    Currently employed in the public service, as a specialist anaesthetist at Mater Dei Hospital. Has considerable experience with medical audit and quality improvement initiatives. Involved in course organization, course direction and teaching on the local and international level, with the University of Malta and the European Resuscitation Council. Has delivered lectures at international congresses and in 2016, won the prestigious Young Teaching Recognition Award presented by the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Currently reading for a Masters Degree in Medical Education with the University Of Dundee, Scotland.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Cortis Raymond

    Chev. Raymond Cortis comes from an engineering background, headed the only sawmill in Malta for 10 years and now heads Calibre Industries Limited for these last 22 years and is responsible for the design, manufacture, cost control, management and customer relations in the aluminium, timber and glazing sectors both as individual sectors and as a turnkey project.

    Carried out several projects from hospitals, hotels, shopping complexes, office blocks, apartment blocks, and showrooms. Studied design, sculpture and painting at the Accamdeia di Belle Arti, Firenze, Italy. Zebbug Local Council member (1996-1999), member of the Catenians of San Lucjan Circle and appointed Chamberlain for the coming 3 years, OBSS Malta as a Knight commander of Magisterial grace and a National Hospitallier.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Formosa Joseph M

    Joseph M Formosa has had a 35 years carrier with the Bank of Valletta Plc where he held various positions in financial control ,asset and liability management, strategy, risk, marketing , mortgages and personal credit. He was Chairman of the bank’s Card Services company which was mainly responsible for the successful international programme called “Malta Welcomes Visa”

    He also held the position of General Manager of Lohombus Bank Ltd (a joint venture between Mid-Med Bank Ltd and Bank of Valletta that specialized in home loans). When acquired by HSBC Plc, Joseph was responsible of restructuring.

    Joseph is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing-UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, holds a certificate in Banking(Institute of Bankers-UK), Diploma in Insurance(The Chartered Insurance Institute-UK)as well as a Diploma course in Law and Administration(University of Malta), and other certificates in financial services and compliance as well as awards in anti money laundering and financing of terrorism. Currently, practicing as a financial and management consultant also holding a number of non executive positions on the board of directors of various companies and financial institutions in Malta.

Audit Committee

Chairman: Mr Alfred Sladden

Member: Dr Petramay Attard Cortis

Member: Mr Joseph M. Formosa

Legal Advisors

Mamo TCV Advocates

Sciberras & Lia Advocates


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