Following their recent appointments within Banif Financial Group, Dra Teresa Roque dal Fabbro, Vice President, and Dr Jorge Tomé, Chief Executive Officer, of Banif – SGPS, SA paid their first official visit to Banif Bank (Malta) plc between the 4th and 5th June 2012. Banif Bank’s Executive Committee led by Mr Joaquim F. Silva Pinto, Chief Executive Officer of Banif Bank, greeted the senior management officials of Banif Group at the Bank’s Central Services in Gzira.
Ever since it started operations in Malta, way back in 2008, Banif Bank (Malta) plc was considered as a very important project for the Group. Banif Bank was an important milestone for the Banif Financial Group, one of the largest Portuguese financial groups, because, backed by a group of prominent Maltese investors, it undertook the setting up of a fully-fledged bank from its very foundations. Now in its fifth year of operations, Banif has established an effective network of nine branches, spread across the Maltese Islands and has also developed a tailor-made Corporate & Business Banking Unit, a Private Banking arm and a local trading room.
During their short stay in Malta, Dra Roque dal Fabbro and Dr Tomé held meetings with the Bank’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and top management to discuss the Bank’s current operations and its future plans. The Group’s Vice President and CEO, had the pleasure to meet the Bank’s staff at Central Services and its retail network, wherein they took the opportunity to complement the employees for their contribution which has helped Banif Bank position itself as a key player in the market. Meetings were also held with a number of key stakeholders within the local financial services sector.
Dra Teresa Roque dal Fabbro is the daughter of late Comendador Horácio da Silva Roque, founder of Banif Group. She was appointed Vice President of the Administrative Council of Banif – SGPS, SA as from April 15, 2012. Dra Teresa Roque dal Fabbro also sits on the Board of a number of companies within the Group.
Previously, a Member of the Board of Directors of Caixa Geral de Depósitos in Lisbon, Portugal, Dr Jorge Tomé has recently been invited to join Banif – SGPS, SA as a Member of its Board of Directors and CEO. Dr Tomé has also been appointed as Member of Board of Directors of Banif Bank (Malta) plc.