Tonio Fenech

Tonio Fenech ( born May 5, 1969 in Birkirkara) is a Maltese politician of the Nationalist Party and was, until March 10, 2013 Minister of Finance.


After his school education at St. Aloysius ' College in Birkirkara, he studied at the University of Malta, which he in Management and a Bachelor of Commerce degree and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts ( Commerce ) in tax with distinction. Subsequently, he joined in 1993 as an employee in the tax consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Malta, where he was first five years a clerk in the department of audit and business consulting. In 1998 he was appointed officers for a number of clients from the tourism, manufacturing and financial services sectors. Most recently, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Tax as well as both senior management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In this role, he led a series of advisory negotiations, internal control reports and project management services for a large number of private industries and the public sector.

In addition to his professional career Fenech began in March 1997, his political career when he was a candidate of the Nationalist Party, elected in the municipal elections as a member of the city council of his native city of Birkirkara, the largest community of Malta. Within the Nationalist Party in 1998, he was Member of the Executive Committee of the Party School of Local Representatives ( Nationalist Party College of Councillors ) and in April 1999, Secretary-General of this school in April. In October 1998, he was elected as Mayor of Birkirkara and held this office until April 2003 when he was forced to resign as a deputy of the House of Representatives as mayor after his election. In addition, he was between October 1998 and April 2003 board member of the Housing Authority and from April 2001 to April 2003 Member of the Commission for the introduction of e-government.

In the parliamentary election in 2003, he was honored for the representatives of the constituency 8. At the same time he was appointed by government as an observer at the European Parliament.

Following the appointment of Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in March 2004 he was appointed by the latter to the Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury, and thus the closest collaborators of Gonzi, who also held this office. In this role, he had a major influence on Malta's accession to the euro zone. He also played a part in the fulfillment of the EU's Maastricht convergence criteria and the successful conclusion of contracts for the construction of Mater Dei Hospital in Msida, the future, the largest hospital in Malta.

In the 2008 general election, he was re-elected as an MP. After the parliamentary elections in Malta in 2008 he was appointed on March 12, 2008 by Gonzi to his successor as Minister of Finance, Economy and Investment. Tonio Fenech was the youngest Minister in the Cabinet Gonzis. Because of his position, he was also governor of the European Investment Bank ( EIB) for Malta. During his first year in office as Minister of Economics, there was a slight economic growth. As finance minister, he called for the designation of those responsible for the current global financial crisis, and he praised the agreement of the Group of Twenty major industrialized and emerging economies ( G20) to financial regulations.


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