Our Team

The Directors

Victor Zammit C.P.A., F.I.A.

Victor Zammit C.P.A., F.I.A.

Director

Victor has over 40 years’ experience in banking and financial services .

He started his career at the Central Bank of Malta, in 1975, and held various positions in, among others, Banking, Financial Control, Internal Audit and Investments Departments. In 1993 he joined Bank of Valletta Group where he was, among others, Head – Wealth Management Advisory and Head – Discretionary Portfolio Management. He was also a founding member of the Bank`s Trusts Committee.

Victor retired from the Bank in spring 2015.

Dr. Nicolai Xuereb

Dr. Nicolai Xuereb

Director

Nicolai is a lawyer by profession, holding a Masters degree in Banking and Finance from the University College in London. Nicolai also holds a Society for Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Certificate as a Trust and Estate Practitioner and a Certificate in Trust Law from the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP). He started off his career in financial services with a leading law firm in Malta assisting clients in obtaining fund and fund management licenses and advising clients before and after licensing.

Nicolai also took a leading role in the trusts and foundations department of the law firm advising clients on how to structure their trusts and foundations and providing all necessary advice on the setting up of the trusts and foundations and after the creation of same.

Nicolai is now running his own law firm and practises mainly in the following areas: corporate, iGaming, financial services, trusts and foundations.

Dr. Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre

Dr. Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre

Director and Compliance Officer

In 2008 he graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta. He has obtained the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners’ Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management and has successfully completed the Malta Institute of Taxation’s Diploma Court in Taxation.  He is also a visiting lecturer at various universities in Malta and overseas.

Jean Pie is a founding partner of the firm Gauci-Maistre Xynou, of which he currently serves as Managing Partner.  Jean Pie, a lawyer by profession, initially joined the renowned Athens based ship management company, Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EastMed) where he formed part of the legal department and also involved himself in the dry bulk operations department.  He served as a supernumerary on-board various types of vessels in a bid to gain practical experience in the field. Prior to returning to Malta he successfully completed a stage with the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Cabinet of the EU Commission.

Upon returning to Malta, Jean Pie took up the post of legal advisor of both GM Corporate & Fiduciary Services Limited (GMC) and GM International Services Limited (GMI).  He subsequently took up the post of Executive Directors of both companies and today also holds the post of director of other companies.  GMC and GMI form part of the Economicard Group of Companies which has been operating both locally and internationally for over 40 years.  GMC and GMI are both actively involved in financial services industry which has become a pillar of Malta’s economy.

Chief Operations Officer

Robert Azzopardi

Robert Azzopardi

Chief Operations Officer

Robert Azzopardi is a Certified Public Accountant.  He has seven years’ experience in audit where he formed part of the assurance and advisory team at EY in Malta, one of the Big 4 accountancy firms. At EY, he was also assigned to other EY offices in Milan, Cleveland, London, Bermuda and Luxembourg. He was a Financial Controller and Fund Operations Manager for six years at Liongate Capital Management Limited in Malta, a fund of hedge funds investment manager.

Prior to joining War Chest Fiduciary Services Limited in October 2019, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Praude Asset Management Limited.

He earned a Bachelor of Commerce in 2001 and a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) in 2003 from the University of Malta and is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants since 2006.

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