Yachting Malta Ltd announced the appointment of Jonathan Borg as chairman of Yachting Malta.
The official appointment was presented by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Aaron Farrugia.
Borg, who succeeds John Huber, is the third chairman of the public private partnership with the Royal Malta Yacht Club, since its inception in 2015.
With over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry, both in the public and private sectors, Borg has a long track record of steering complex projects.
With a specialisation in research and analysis, he has been instrumental in the introduction of business process re-engineering strategies and plans within the industry both locally and internationally.
On an international level he was also responsible for successfully executing marine contractual obligations with various leading global Maritime contractors operating in the North Sea, principally from North America, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Denmark, as well as the Mediterranean and North Africa.
Besides his professional aptitude, qualifications and experience, Borg has a natural passion for anything maritime. An avid boater he is a long-serving member of the Malta Maritime Forum and the yachting community.
“Being appointed as Chairman of Yachting Malta is truly an honour which comes with a huge responsibility to continue building on the legacy left by my predecessors,” Borg said.
“The industry is currently in a highly interesting phase particularly in view of the recently announced National Policy for Yachting which aims to consolidate the industry in Malta.”
Yachting Malta is working closely with other industry stakeholders in its efforts to strengthen yachting as an economic pillar, and to continue making Malta a leading European jurisdiction in yachting, both as a destination and the flag of choice.
Borg also highlighted that Yachting Malta will be hosting the Yacht Racing Forum between November 21 and 22.
The Forum, will be bringing to Malta some of the industry’s key stakeholders for an intensive two-day conference which will cover topics such as sustainability, industry challenges, media and marketing.
Shirley Robertson, the first British woman to win Olympic Gold Medals at two consecutive Olympic Games, will be chairing the forum, whilst distinguished guests include World Sailing CEO David Graham, president and CEO of NAVICO Knut Frostad, Andrew Pindar of GAC Pindar and Luca Rizzotti of Foiling Week.
The full programme of events can be found at https://yachtingmalta.org/yacht-racing-forum/
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