Paul Bugeja has joined the Malta Tourism Authority as Chief Executive Officer in September 2014 following a 35 year career with the Malta based Corinthia Group of Companies. Since joining the group in 1979, Mr Bugeja worked in various locations, both locally and overseas taking up several key senior posts in management and Finance within Corporate Office. Besides overseeing the operating company’s Administration and Finance functions of the group’s hotel operations, he was involved as part of the support team in all of Corinthia’s major local and international developments and pre-openings in over 14 countries. He subsequently also formed part of the Group’s Hotel Monitoring Boards. Mr Paul Bugeja was the President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) as of November 2013 until his appointment as Chief Executive of the Malta Tourism Authority September 2014. He was also a member of the Malta Tourism Authority’s Board of Directors during his tenure as MHRA President. He obtained his CPA warrant in 1989 after acquiring the UK-FCCA and the Malta FIA certification. He subsequently obtained FOH (HCIMA) fellow status.