Bernard Mallia is a recognised expert in the fields of technology, economics and enabling infrastructures. He is currently Equinox Advisory Ltd.’s CEO, the Institute of Research and Improvement in Social Sciences’ President and a visiting lecturer on regulatory policy and institutions at the University of Malta.
Equinox Advisory, a firm he founded in 2008, and its affiliated law firm Equinox Legal (established in 2010)have, on various occasions, been internationallyrecognised as the top commercial services providers in Malta.Their latest award, that for Commercial Law Firm of the Year 2014, was bestowed upon them by Finance Monthly UK last July.
Bernard has provided, and continues to provide,business advisory services focused on business strategy, commercial, regulatory and infrastructuralissues to businesses and governments in Asia, Europe and Africa, in the fields of electronic communications, company structuring, remote gaming (skill-gaming and casinos), infrastructure and enabling regulation, compliance, competition and concentration policies, M&As, e-commerce, auctioning and business and risk planning.
Bernard was awarded his first degree in Commerce with a specialisation in Public Policy and Economics, as well as an honours degree in Public and Private Sector Management from the University of Malta. He pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh by reading for an M.Sc. in Economics, and at the European University where he read for an M.Sc. in Information Systems, and has also been the recipient of diplomas in Computerised Bookkeeping (IAB), Project Management (CIC), and Advertising and Public Relations (CIC).Bernard is a certified MS Office advanced user and a SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Certified Professional.
Throughout his professional and academic endeavours, Bernard has managed to establish a reputation for the provision of consultancy services delivered to the highest of standards and his impeccable track-record has come to stand for integrity, ingenuity and excellence. He is a member of the Institute of Research and Improvement in Social Sciences, the American Economic Association, the Post-Autistic Economics Network, the Malta Institute of Management and the Malta Chamber of Commerce.