Board of Directors


Mr. Harald Wanke, Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Mr. Wanke was born and resides in Austria. He graduated in economics after which he joined the bank of Sparkasse Schwaz AG as a senior manager within the Marketing Department. He was then appointed member of the Managing Board, a post he retained until  1988. Prior  to his election as Chairman on  the  board of  Sparkasse Schwaz AG he held  the post  of  Assistant  Chairman  for a number of years. In 2000 Sparkasse Bank Malta plc started its operation and Mr. Wanke has been Chairman on the local board ever since. He holds further positions on the board of Global Fund Selection SICAV acting as president and president of the Savings Banks Group of Tirol and Vorarlberg.

Mr. Paul Mifsud, Managing Director

Attended Downside School, a Benedictine school in Bath (UK). Gained his experience in finance through his education at the Centre International De Glion, in Switzerland where he graduated in Management and Finance. He furthered his education in securities from The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in London and went on to achieve  a Chartered Banker MBA from Bangor University. Joined the Bank in 2006 as Managing Director after the bank had acquired a majority stake in Quest Investment Services - a company he was a senior partner in performing Investment Advisory services.

Mr. Mifsud is responsible for the implementation of Company strategy and overall Management of the Bank’s Business. He was instrumental in developing the bank’s business and presence in Malta developing the Investment services / wealth management division at the bank as well as steering the bank to becoming a major player in Fund Custody in Malta. His areas of expertise are securities related, including trading, settlements, advisory, custody and compliance issues in matters related to Banking, AIFMD and UCITS.

Mr Dominic Fisher - Director & Chief Risk Officer

Mr Fisher is a UK national, who has been based in Malta since 2011. He graduated in Economics from Nottingham University before joining the Leeds (UK) office of Deloitte where he obtained an ACA accountancy qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW) in 1999. Mr Fisher first worked in the banking sector in 2001 when he was the audit manager on the Czech Republic’s largest retail bank. After leaving Deloitte UK in 2004, he became an interim manager focused on projects related to corporate governance, regulatory compliance and internal control. This period included a spell at a UK listed company regulated by the FSA where he set up and led an Internal Audit function.

Since relocating to Malta, Mr Fisher held a leadership role in Deloitte Malta’s Risk Advisory team with a particular focus on serving clients in Malta’s financial services sector on regulatory compliance and risk management matters. He started a two year term as President of Malta Association of Risk Management in 2017 and joined Sparkasse Bank as Chief Risk Officer in 2018

Mr. Andrew Manduca, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Manduca was Chairman at Deloitte Malta. He was also the firm’s International Services Co-ordinator and oversaw the operations of both the Corporate and Tax Compliance Departments. Mr. Manduca is past President of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP) and the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA). He has also served as a Governor of Finance Malta. Mr. Manduca was a director within the International Tax function of Deloitte and has over 25 years’ experience in international tax matters across a wide range of industry sectors. Mr. Manduca’s focus was in the field of corporate taxation and worked primarily with clients which establish a Malta base in order to conduct their international operations.  Mr. Manduca retired as Chairman and Senior Partner of Deloitte Malta in December 2015.  He is currently the first and current President of the Malta Branch of International Fiscal Association. 

Mr. Manduca joined the Bank’s Board of Directors during 2016.

Mr. Klaus Pfister – Non-Executive Director

Was born and resides in Austria. He graduated in business administration and completed his training as tax consultant. He founded a tax consultancy firm in Tyrol, Austria, where he has worked for more than 30 years. Mr. Pfister is a long-time member of the Sparkassenverein Sparkasse Schwaz and the Sparkassenrat of Anteilsverwaltungssparkasse Schwaz and became a member of the supervisory board of Sparkasse Schwaz AG in 2006. In 2016 he was made Non-Executive Director of Sparkasse Bank Malta plc.

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