The Story of MBN

Empowering Maltese businesses, connecting global opportunities.


Empowering Maltese Businesses Through Networking Since 2011.

The Malta Business Network was established through discussions among Joseph Zammit Tabona, Christopher Jackson, and Simon Galea, aiming to unite stakeholders in support of Maltese businesses.

Initially formed in December 2011 at the Malta High Commission in Piccadilly, London, it evolved into a company limited by guarantee in 2012. Under Mr. Zammit Tabona's leadership, a Committee was formed, and in October 2013, a subsidiary, The Malta Business Network (Malta) Ltd., was launched.

Since then, the MBN has rapidly expanded, attracting members from diverse professions and industries united by their interest in Malta.







Why Join?

Since it was set up, The MBN established itself as a highly effective and influential network within the Maltese and UK professional and business communities.

So whether you’re a Maltese person seeking to do business in the UK, or a UK national exploring business opportunities in Malta, you will find there is a lot to benefit from by joining The MBN.  Being a member gives you and your business an elevated professional status and access to exclusive services and benefits that will help you win and conduct business.

You’ll get invited to monthly meetings, business briefings, private luncheons and other social events that will expose you to networking opportunities and give you a voice at the top-table.  As a member, you will also have access to our exclusive Members’ Area on this website, where you will find information about other members as well as information and articles packed with insight.

Our Network

MBN Chapters

Since it was set up, The MBN established itself as a highly effective and influential network within the Maltese and UK professional and business communities.

Malta Chapter
Malta Chapter

Metings take place on the third Monday of the month and are typically held at Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat between 6pm and 8.30pm.

UK Chapter
UK Chapter

The UK Chapter meets every last Tuesday of the month.

Malta Business Network Foundation

Meet the Administrators

Joseph Zammit Tabona
Mr Joseph Zammit Tabona is the Founder of the Malta Business Network, which was set up in December 2011 and went on to set up the Malta Chapter in July 2013 and has been its Chairman since its inception.
Martin V. Zahra
Martin Zahra, an experienced board member and treasurer at the Malta Business Network, is a renowned consultant in the travel and tourism sector. With a strong background in commercial strategy, operations, and branding, his expertise is sought after worldwide.
Anthony H. Farrugia
Anthony owns and operates Cyber Pass Ltd., leading innovations in telematics and IoT. Alongside his son, Nicholas, he expanded the company into overseas markets, particularly in Africa. Anthony, a London-trained accountant, is also an avid golfer and musician.
Noreen Burroughes Cesareo
Noreen Burroughes Cesareo is an international thought leader specializing in marketing, trade, and gender. As founder of Market Accents, she brings extensive global experience and holds key board positions with organizations like the Malta Business Network and OWIT International.
Chris Naudi
Chris, a Chartered Accountant with 24 years as a Tax Partner at EY Malta, holds leadership roles in professional bodies. As a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Malta Institute of Accountants, he's been instrumental in education and examination committees.
Tonio Fenech
Dr. Tonio Fenech, co-founder of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal, specializes in corporate law, trusts, and finance. With extensive experience in legal practice and academia, he leads multi-disciplinary professional services and serves as Honorary Consul of Lebanon to Malta.
Deborah Webster
Deborah, a global advocate for ethical leadership, empowers Maltese entrepreneurs from her base in the UAE. With a decade of research, she champions responsible business practices through her innovative framework, AMANI™.