William Wait

William is the Non-Executive Chairman of Malta Enterprise, a post to which he was appointed in July 2016. This followed a period in which he served as Deputy Chairman and as the Chair of the Investment and Audit Committees of the Corporation. Malta Enterprise is the Government’s Investment Promotion agency facilitating private investments in Malta.

Since 1990, he was employed with Toly Group, a worldwide group of Companies that are leading manufacturers and traders of luxury packaging for the cosmetics, fragrance, and skin-care industries. He remained as an executive till 2013 when he was Deputy Group C.E.O. To date he is a Director on the Board of Toly Group and a member of the Group’s remuneration committee.

William has served on the Councils of the Federation of Industry and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry as Chairman of the Manufacturers and Other Industries Economic Board as well as Vice President and for a short-term Deputy President of the Chamber.

He was the Treasurer of the Bulebel Industrial Estate Tenants Association for a continuos period of 10 years. Currently he is the Chairman of the Central Business District Foundation which is a Public Private initiaitive to transform the Mriehel Industrial Zone to a Central Business District.  For a period of 4 years he has also served as the Treasurer of Birdlife Malta, an NGO of which he has been a member for over 40 years. William was also a Director of Young Enterprise Malta and later served as Judge for products manufactured by these Young Entrepreneurs.

Between 2010 and 2017, William also served on various Maltese Government Boards and Councils including the Employment Relations Board, the M.C.E.S.D. – Malta Council for Economic and Social Development, the Lands Authority, Malta Strategic Partnership Projects Limited and the Water Services Corporation amongst others.

During Malta’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, between January and June 2017, William served as the President of the Working Party for Industry, within DG Grow.

Today he serves as a Director on various Maltese and Foreign companies operating in a wide spectrum of industries including generation of alternative energy, hospitality, property development, international trading, and manufacturing.

William has a B.A. (Hons.) Accountancy degree is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) warrant.  He is also authorised by the MFSA as a Corporate Service Provider.