With over 25 years of hands-on experience in business management and consulting, Mario Duca is recognised as a thought- leader and pioneer in the field of family-owned business management and governance.
As a business owner, advisor and educator Mario specialises in creating and delivering practical solutions to help families determine the right ownership structures, policies and strategies to meet their goals. He brings deep experience and specialised expertise to help families determine effective ways to develop good leadership, enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and work together as a team. He also assists families with wealth transfer, succession and business communication strategies.
Mario is a member of the Malta Mentoring Society, the Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry and in 2011 was one of the founding members and is current President of the Malta Association of Family Enterprises. Mario has also held a number of Directorships on both local and overseas companies. Mario earned his masters degree in Business Management at Anglia Polytechnic University and graduated in 1998 with a specialisation in Joint Venture Formation.
Mario has given keynote speeches and talks at a number of conferences and seminars all across Europe, covering a number of Family Business topics. He has also contributed various articles for local business magazines and newspapers and was the editor of and contributed sections of the first Family Business book to be published in Malta. Mario had also introduced the first certified Family Business Training programs in Malta. Mario was also a part time Lecturer at the University of Malta and is a member of the Malta Institute of Management and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.
Stephany has over 10 years’ experience in the field of accounting. She has specialised in Maltese and International taxation. Stephany is a warranted Accountant, a member of ACCA and the Malta Institute of Accountants; she also holds the Professional Certificate in Taxation by the Malta Institute of Taxation. She also sits on the Young Members Committee within MIA, whose aim is to identify the needs of Young Members and to ensure that their perspectives and ideas with the profession and the institute itself are taken into account.
Stephany can help family businesses with the issues they face and is able to provide assistance and guide business to effectively set up and manage their accounting systems, analyse and rectify weak points, implement internal controls and KPIs. Through her specialisation in Maltese tax Stephany can assist family businesses on tax related issues especially in relation to the tax planning required during transitions between generations and the implementation of tax strategies that would benefit the families in the long run.