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. 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. Serge D'Orazio, Non-Executive Director

Mr D’Orazio was born and resides in Luxembourg. He graduated in economics at Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris after which he joined KBL European Private Bankers in Luxembourg, working within the Securities, Depositary and Fund business.

Between 1997 and 2015, he successively held positions of Head of Relationship Management of Institutional Clients and Head of Investment Funds & Global Custody Services.

From January 2015 to December 2017, he was General Manager of Institutional & Professional Services (Luxembourg), reporting directly to the Bank’s Executive Committee. From 2007 to 2018, Mr D’Orazio has also been sitting on the Board of Directors of EFA (European Fund Administration), a leading service provider of central administration and Transfer Agent services in Luxembourg. Mr. D’Orazio has formerly been a member of various working groups and committees within the Luxembourg financial centre (ALFI, ABBL) and is still today the coordinator of ALFI’s Conferences Advisory Committee.

Between 2010 and 2017, Mr D’Orazio was a Visiting Professor at HEC-ULG (Université de Liège), Belgium – Investment Fund Industry Chair.

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