Edward Scicluna (born October 12, 1946 in Rabat, Malta) is an economist and Finance Minister of Malta. He is a Member of Parliament elected on behalf of the Maltese Labour Party.

Edward Scicluna
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Minister of Finance
Assumed office
13 March 2013
Prime MinisterJoseph Muscat
Robert Abela
Preceded byTonio Fenech
Personal details
Born (1946-10-12) 12 October 1946 (age 73)
Rabat, Malta
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Astrid Bartoli
Alma materPlater College
University of Malta
University of Toronto
WebsiteOfficial website
Party website

Early life and educationEdit

Scicluna holds a Diploma in social studies from the Plater College, University of Oxford (1972) [1] and degrees in economics from the University of Malta (BA, 1975) and the University of Toronto (MA, 1976 and PhD, 1982).[2] 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.

Professional lifeEdit

Scicluna 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.

Political careerEdit

Member of the European Parliament, 2009–2013Edit

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 was 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 the delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).[3]

Minister of Finance, 2013–presentEdit

On 10 March 2013, Scicluna successfully contested the general elections and was elected in the interests of the Labour Party. On 13 March 2013 he was appointed Finance Minister of Malta by the President on advice of the Prime Minister.[4]

Scicluna, along with then-Health Minister Konrad Mizzi and Chris Cardona are the subjects of a criminal inquiry over the deal with Vitals Global Healthcare. [5]

Other activitiesEdit

European Union organizationsEdit

International organizationsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Scicluna is married to Astrid Bartoli. They have two children Mark and Katya.[9]


  1. ^ "The Minister". mfin.gov.mt. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Edward Scicluna". www.edwardscicluna.com. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Search for a Member | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  4. ^ "PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna in London for meetings". www.gov.mt. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  5. ^ https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/three-ministers-to-face-criminal-inquiry-over-vitals-deal-appeal.753517
  6. ^ Board of Governors: Edward Scicluna European Stability Mechanism.
  7. ^ Board of Governors Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  8. ^ Board of Governors International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  9. ^ "Oaths and hats take centre stage at Parliament's official opening". MaltaToday.com.mt. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tonio Fenech
Minister of Finance