Michelle Mizzi Buontempo – Chief Officer Enforcement

Dr Michelle Mizzi Buontempo has been occupying the position of Chief Officer Enforcement since March 2020, after five years heading the Conduct Supervision function within the MFSA. Dr Mizzi Buontempo was also appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer by the MFSA Board of Governors in June 2022. She held this position until August 2022 and was reappointed in this role in September of the same year until 11 April 2023.

Michelle has over twenty years of experience in the regulation and supervision of different areas within financial services, including supervision of investment firms and fiduciaries. She represented the MFSA at various Committees of the ESAs and is a member of the ECB Supervisory Board.

During her career within the MFSA, Michelle has been entrusted with the responsibility of piloting a number of projects including the setting up of a regulatory regime to enhance consumer protection in the investments and insurance sector, as well the establishment of a new regulatory framework for trustees and company service providers.

Michelle regularly lectures on corporate governance and consumer protection. An advocate by profession, Michelle was awarded a Masters Degree in Financial Services from the University of Malta. She also holds a warrant to practice in the Maltese Courts. Prior to joining the MFSA, she headed the corporate division of a leading audit firm specialising in financial services.