Minister of Tourism for Malta
The Minister of Tourism for Malta, Konrad Mizzi, is currently leading the revitalisation of the national airline, Air Malta. He is also leading initiatives in the tourism sector, mainly through the Malta Tourism Authority and other change programmes through the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and is working on various Public Private Partnerships.
Minister Mizzi has been entrusted with this new role after serving as Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister where he focused on energy and water initiatives as well as major projects and Public Private Partnerships. He has also served as Minister for Energy and Conservation of Water and as Minister for Health.
He was elected in parliament on the Labour Party ticket in the March 2013 General Elections and re-elected again in June 2017 with almost 5,000 votes.
Konrad Mizzi had already successfully led the transformation of Malta’s energy sector which included attracting Malta’s largest foreign investment by Shanghai Electric Power. He also led the countries shift of power generation from oil to gas and renewables. This included an innovative Floating Gas Storage infrastructure and new plant. In the water sector Mizzi introduced New Water through an innovative process for converting raw sewage to high quality water for industry and agriculture.
In the health sector Mizzi is credited with eradicating out of stock medicines, launching hospital PPPs, and implementing a change programme to reduce waiting lists and lack of hospital beds.
Prior to entering politics, Konrad Mizzi had led major projects and initiatives in the Energy Sector, in Malta and in the United Kingdom. He also led other projects in various sectors including with the Government, in Infrastructure, Telecommunications and the promotion of enterprise.
Konrad Mizzi was a Partner and head of the energy and Infrastructure Practice for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) with Pcubed, a global leader in programme management. He has previously held senior roles with Deloitte and Touche and British Telecom in the United Kingdom. In the UK, Konrad Mizzi led various change projects which included the forging of an Alliance between seven energy companies which improved services and realised large savings. He has also worked with Regional Government leaders to transform deprived areas.
Konrad Mizzi holds and M.A. with Distinction and a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. He also holds a B.Sc from the University of Malta and a Diploma in Finance. He was also awarded a Chevening Scholarship from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom.