Ministry for Finance
Minister: Prof Edward Scicluna B.A.(Hons.)Econ., D.S.S.(Oxon.), M.A. Econ.(Toronto), Ph.D. Econ.(Toronto), M.P
Professor Edward Scicluna is Minister for Finance in the Labour Government of Joseph Muscat and a Member of the Maltese House of Representatives, having been elected from the 5th and 8th Districts in March of 2013. He was also elected in 2009 to the European Parliament where he served for four years as Vice-Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and as the European Parliament's representative on the European Statistical Advisory Board (ESAC).
His previous appointments included that of Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Malta; Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD), Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), Electoral Commissioner, Central Bank Director, Mediterranean Insurance Brokers Ltd. director, Chairman in charge of political discussion programmes organised by the Malta Broadcasting Authority (MBA), Chairman of the HSBC’s Malta Funds Sicav plc and Structured Funds Sicav plc, Chairman of CWG plc, director at San Antonio Hotel and Spa, and board member of the National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC).
Internationally he carried out consultancy work for the EU Commission, UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya and Turkey; and served on the Council of Europe Development Bank Auditing Committee. He was frequently sought for economic advice by the IMF annual delegation to Malta and Rating Agencies FitchIbca, Standard&Poor’s, and Moody’s. Prior to Malta’s entry into the Eurozone he was appointed as a Euro expert by the EU Commission.
Edward graduated from the University of Oxford with a Diploma with distinction in politics and economics; from the University of Malta with a First Class Honours BA degree in Economics, and the University of Toronto with a Masters and Doctorate in Economics.
Edward is married to Astrid née Bartoli and has two children Mark and Katya.