Hon. Silvio Schembri
Silvio Schembri is a Maltese politician currently serving as a Minister for the Economy, EU Funds and Lands.
Minister Silvio Schembri attained a master’s degree in Economy right after graduating with a Bachelors of Honors in Economics from the University of Malta. Before attending the University, he studied at the Junior College following St Augustine College as a secondary education and Luqa Primary School respectively.
Previously, Minister Schembri served as Minister for the Economy and Industry – a title to which he was elevated following the success achieved when occupying the post as the Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation within the office of the Prime Minister of Malta.
Silvio Schembri was responsible for the implementation of Malta’s Blockchain Strategy, with the aim of making Malta The Blockchain Island. He also lectured Economics at the University of Malta.
Previously, he served as chairman of the Responsible Gaming Foundation Malta, an independent institution which was set up with the aim of helping, educating and preventing problems related to gambling.
Silvio Schembri accepted the responsibility on a voluntary basis. As a Member of Parliament, he also chaired the parliamentary committee for economic and financial affairs and worked as an advisor for the Economy Affairs Ministry.
Minister Schembri was also the founding member and general manager of the Gal Xlokk foundation.
It was officially recognised as a Local Action Group responsible for implementing the Leader Programme in Malta aimed at improving the development potential of rural areas focusing on bringing together the different public and private local mothers.