Joseph Cuschieri – Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Cuschieri, Chief Executive Officer of the MFSA, is responsible for the overall management and performance of the Authority, as well as the strategy development and implementation, including reforms, in the financial services sector.

A Certified Public Accountant by profession and a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants, Mr Cuschieri is specialised in management accounting, corporate finance, economic regulation and business management. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.

Throughout his professional career spanning 25 years, he held various finance related roles, senior executive positions and directorships within the private and public sector amongst which, Chief Commercial Officer at Vodafone Malta, Chief Operating Officer at the Malta Communications Authority, and senior consultant with EY. Prior to joining the MFSA he held the position of Chairman and CEO at the Malta Gaming Authority since November 2013.

At the helm of the Malta Gaming Authority, Mr Cuschieri focused on reforming the governance of the gaming sector including a major legislative overhaul which led to the tabling of a new Gaming Bill in Parliament. Mr Cuschieri is also a member of the Blockchain task force where he was involved in the development of a new regulatory framework for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology.