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Banif Appoints New Executive Committee Members


05 August 2011

The Board of Directors of Banif Bank (Malta) plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Adrian Coppini and Mr. Paulo E. Machado Fernandes as new members of the Executive Committee of the Bank.

Mr. Adrian Coppini and Mr. Paulo E. Machado Fernandes will occupy the posts of Chief Officer Corporate Services and Chief Financial Markets & Investments Officer respectively.

Adrian joined Banif Bank at its inception and was instrumental in the setting up of the Bank’s operations in Malta where he led the Bank’s HR and Corporate Services Departments with overall responsibility for human resources, purchasing, properties and maintenance, health & safety, security and administration services.

Adrian held senior management positions in the airline, electronics and investment promotion sectors as Chief Officer HR & Corporate Services at Air Malta plc, Executive Company Secretary at Malta Enterprise Limited and Managing Director at Ero Electronic (Malta) Limited amongst others.

Adrian’s sound international exposure is combined with a solid knowledge of start-up operations, business development, general management, strategy and marketing.

He is currently a director on the board of Air Malta plc and the Council Deputy President of the Brussels-based Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques.

Adrian holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Malta. He is married and has three children.

Paulo began his professional activity in the banking sector in 1985, working in the areas of finance and international financial markets at Bank of Lisbon & South Africa, in Johannesburg. Later on, he moved to Banif – Banco Internacional do Funchal in Portugal, and was instrumental in the integration of the Treasury and Financial Markets Departments.

In 1997, Paulo joined the Santander Group, to perform similar functions in the Financial Markets and Asset Management, within the retail banking and investment banking fields.

After ten years, Paulo was invited by Banif Financial Group, to be part of the team responsible in setting up the Banif Bank project in Malta. He was appointed as Head of Treasury with the responsibility of setting up the Bank’s Treasury and trading room capitalising on the extensive knowledge and expertise acquired in his career.

Paulo participates in different working committees, both at international and national levels, including Banif Financial Group´s Treasury Committee, the Asset & Liability Committee and the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process Committee of Banif Bank. He also sits on the Malta Financial Markets Committee and Malta Financial Stability Forum of the Central Bank of Malta.

Paulo Machado Fernandes, holds a degree in Business Management.

From Left to Right:

  • Mr. Paulo E. Machado Fernandes - Chief Financial Markets & Investments Officer
  • Mr. Nuno Martins - Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Joaquim F. Silva Pinto - Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr. Adrian Coppini - Chief Officer Corporate Services
  • Mr. Luis Avides Moreira - Chief Commercial Officer

 

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