Jesmond is a strategist, an avid communicator and a creator of effective and lasting synergies. And since he is not the one writing this, he can be excused if we pinpoint that he remains a generous person with his ideas, his committed approach to clients and the time and energy he dedicates to the causes close to his heart.
He formed Corporate Identities in 2008. His aims were two-fold: to use his acquired experience in media communications and brand strategy and to finally be his own boss. To date, the latter remains debatable.
Nonetheless, his love for the media, for communicating and for long-term vision would be the qualities that best define him
He is the founder of A4L, board member at Dar Tal-Providenza and Fondazzjoni Sebħ.
He also presents a number of EU and geopolitical radio programmes and a sought after opinionist by the Press, TV and Radio on a number of themes.
Tonio studied International Relations at the University of Malta and terrorism studies with the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He has worked in the local media both print and tv for the past 30 years specialising in international news. Tonio is the Senior researcher and editor of CorporateDispatch.com.
Isabelle Micallef Bonello
Isabelle graduated B. Com. (Hons) Management and later achieved her MBA from the University of Malta and proceeded to work as a Business Executive with the Institute for the Promotion of Small Enterprise (IPSE). In 2002, Isabelle joined the eMalta Commission as a Research Assistant to work on the design and implementation of Malta’s ICT strategy, including projects to increase digital literacy in the community and to introduce various ICT certifications in the private and public education system. In 2004, Isabelle joined the Information Society Secretariat, within the Ministry for IT and Investment in charge of the implementation of ICT within the business community.
Nathanael graduated in International Marketing and Brand Management from the Lund School of Economics and Management in Sweden. His primary professional experience is in corporate communications and was involved in several national campaigns.
Nathanael has an active background in civic engagement, particularly in the field of youth empowerment. Which explains his energy and contagious enthusiasm. At CiConsulta, Nat handles the PR, creates content and carries the research for policy related to Public Policy and EU matters.
Nathanael is also the Policy executive officer and assistant editor of Corporate Dispatch Pro.
James Vella Clark
Life has a funny way of making people cross paths. How Jes and James got together is one such example. James met Jes at University where they both read Communications. After graduating, James joined a leading advertising agency where he handled the PR requirements for a number of leading Maltese companies.
After ten years, a chance encounter at the airport brought the two back in touch. After a few months, Jes asked James to join his new company whose PR business was growing, and the rest is history.
Today, James manages the PR and Media Relations business at Corporate Identities. His creative flair has also earned him the role of Creative Director for some of the brands’ visual and advertising content.
Keith graduated with a Masters in European Studies from the University of Malta. Throughout his professional career, he was involved in a number of national campaigns, with his most recent stint being with the country’s financial services regulator. Despite much of his experience being related to the communications field, Keith remains an avid follower of European affairs, strengthened by his stint working in Brussels with the European Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee.
At Ci Consulta, Keith is involved in content-creation related to Public Relations as well as on EU-related affairs.
Shirley read for her communications degree with Jesmond and James. She has an experience of 20 years in various roles in the marketing and communications field including FMCG and services. She also worked in the philanthropic sector. She joined Corporate ID Group in 2019 and is responsible for gelling the various components which make Corporate ID Group.
Ci Next Expert Team
Prof. Andrew Azzopardi
Dr Andrew Azzopardi is the Dean of the Faculty of Social Well Being and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta. His lecturing & research focus on inclusive education, sociology, critical pedagogy, disability politics, youth & community studies. He has published extensively in the field of disability studies and inclusive education. He is a Member of the Editorial Panel of the highly acclaimed International Journal of Inclusive Education and has edited a special edition called Creating Inclusive Communities. He has contributed extensively in a number of other applauded journals. Azzopardi has published the following texts; Career guidance for persons with disability (2008) (JP Advertising), Reading stories of inclusion â€“ Engaging with different perspectives towards an agenda for inclusion (2009), Understanding disability politics in Malta (2009) (VDM Verlag Dr. MÃ¼ller), Young people in Gozo â€“ A study 2 (2011) (Artwork Publications) and Roots to Inclusive Education â€“ A Question of Wellbeing (2012) (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany). He is the Co-Editor of Inclusive communities: A critical reader (2012) (Sense Publishers). Azzopardi has also edited Youth: Responding to lives – An international reader (2013) (Sense Publishers).
Dr Claire Bonello
Claire been practising law for over 20 years and is self-employed. She is a legal consultant for local environmental NGOs and has lead several environmental and information campaigns. She also works in the public law, constitutional and human rights spheres. Claire serves as the Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Council on the Environment – a national advisory entity enjoined with providing professional views for sustainable, professional and holistic legislation. She has served as a director of Public Broadcasting Services Limited and taken an active role in this regard ensuring that transparency and good governance principles are followed.
Claire has worked in the financial services sector, and headed the company secretarial department of a local audit firm and is well-versed with different regulatory regimes and compliance procedures. She is a certified mediator and have worked in this field for over 14 years.
Claire is a member of the Press Ethics Commission and I has been a research assistant for different sociological studies.
Matthew read for his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Malta. He has worked in both the private and public sectors in personal and public finance, whilst lecturing on a biennial basis at the University of Malta’s Department of International Relations as a Visiting Assistant Lecturer. He has had several publications in recent years, with several books published, along with interviews and op-eds featured by companies such as Dun & Bradstreet, the Times of Malta and MaltaToday.
Dr Joanna Drake
Joanna is the Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the environment, DG ENV, where she is in charge of the coordination of Resource-efficiency policies and other legal instruments.
She is a doctor of law from the University of Malta, where she lectured in the Department of European and Comparative Law. She acquired a post-graduate degree in Advanced European Legal Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
She held various legal posts in the private and public sector before joining the European Commission as head of the European Commission representation in Malta in 2005. Between 2010 and 2015 she was director in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs where she also led the Commission’s Task Force on The Collaborative Economy, New Business Models and SME’s.
Ing. Philip Micallef
Philip Micallef has over thirty years experience in middle and senior management roles in both the public and private sectors in Malta, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain and Bermuda. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering B.Sc(Eng.) degree in Electrical Engineering specialising in telecommunications from the University of Malta. Also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Between 1999 and 2002 served as non executive Director on the Board of Directors of Maltacom, the largest telecommunications company in Malta at the time. He was appointed from 2006 to 2009 member of the Council of the University of Malta, a body equivalent to a board of directors.
Economist Lawrence Zammit is also the founding partner of MISCO.
Lawrence has developed the market research division of the country’s leading organisation and has directed a number of local and foreign research assignments.
He also conducts training and development programmes on a regular basis on strategic management and marketing topics.
He is retained as a consultant by a number of business organisations across a range of economic sectors.