|Finance Minister of Malta|
13 March 2013
|Prime Minister||Joseph Muscat|
|Preceded by||Tonio Fenech|
|Member of Parliament
|Majority||2013: 2306 (5th District),
2148 (8th District)
|Member of the European Parliament|
6 June 2009
12 October 1946 |
|Political party||Labour (PL)|
|Spouse(s)||Astrid née Bartoli|
|Profession||Professor in Economy|
Scicluna is married to Astrid Bartoli. They have two children Mark and Katya. He holds a Diploma in social studies from the University of Oxford (1972) and degrees in economics from the University of Malta (BA, 1975) and the University of Toronto (MA, 1976 and PhD, 1982). Between 1981 and 1990 he was professor and head of the Department of Economics at the University of Malta where he still holds a lectureship post.
He has held a number of posts in the public and private sector. He served as Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD) (1999–2003) and of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) (1997–99), an Electoral Commissioner (1987–93), a Director of the Central Bank of Malta (1996–2003) and a member of Malta's National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC) (2005–2008). He was often selected by the Malta Broadcasting Authority to chair broadcast political debates. In the private sector he was Chairman of the HSBC Malta Bond Fund (since 2002) and of CWG plc and director of MIB Ltd.
Internationally he served on the Council of Europe's Development Bank Auditing Committee (1997–2000) and carried out consultancy and advisory work for the European Commission (particularly on the single currency), UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) (1987–97), the IMF delegation, the governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya and Turkey and a number of credit rating agencies.
Member of the European Parliament
Prof.Scicluna joined the Labour Party in 2009 and successfully stood on the Party ticket in the European Parliament election held in Malta later that year. He has since been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and substitute member on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
On 10th March 2013, Prof. Scicluna successfully contested the general elections and was elected in the interests of the Labour Party. On 13th March 2013 he was appointed Finance Minister of Malta by the President on advice of the Prime Minister.