Key People

Karl Naudi

President

E-mail: president@syinm.com

Karl Naudi has been involved in the maritime industry for the past 28 years and is known for his expertise and contributions in various aspects of maritime affairs. With a career spanning over almost three decades, Karl has held various executive and directorship positions in marine and logistics related companies both in Malta and overseas. He also held committee positions in maritime based associations. Karl has established himself in the maritime industry on an international level having worked on various projects and ventures with a multitude of international entries within the sector.

Born with a passion for the sea and all that goes with it, Karl’s recent focus has been drawn towards acquiring a fully -fledged yachting services facility here in Malta. A facility which offers an entire support system to super yacht representatives during their port stays in Malta. Work is carried out hand in hand with long established and reputable industry partners on the Island with the ultimate goal that clients are guaranteed peace of mind by ensuring and maintaining the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

Having established Mariner Shipping Services Ltd in 2018 and heading the company as Managing Director with a hands on approach in the marine sector, the super yacht industry in Malta has become one of the company’s niche focuses.

Angelique Abela

Vice President

E-mail: vicepresident@syinm.com

Ms Angelique Abela is the Executive Chairperson of MMH Malta Limited. Her primary focus is the overall direction, strategy and business development of the company and also has the responsibility of overseeing new projects being undertaken by the company. Among the new projects, are the rehabilitation of the former Malta Shipbuilding site in the Grand Harbour into the Mediterranean Maritime Hub – a centre of excellence for the marine, oil and gas industry in the Mediterranean and the growth and expansion of the MMH Academy, successfully established in 2014.

Furthermore, Ms. Abela serves as a non-executive director on the board of Mulberry Insurance Brokers Limited; a licensed insurance brokerage company, established in 2015, aimed at providing insurance solutions to a wide corporate client base spanning various business sectors.

A qualified architect and civil engineer with a Masters in Environmental Design, Ms Abela gained valuable experience working from September 2006 to December 2011 both with Bencini & Associates and as a self-employed architect and civil engineer.

Jessica Galea

Secretary

E-mail: secretary@syinm.com

Ms Jessica Galea graduated as a Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of Malta in 2008 and was admitted to the Maltese Bar in January 2009. She read a Master’s Degree in international maritime law at the IMO's IMLI, and graduated in May 2009.

Jessica joined Dingli & Dingli Law Firm in June 2009 and is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Shipping and Yachting Department. She works on all shipping and yachting related matters, including yacht and vessel registrations; assistance from a legal perspective with the establishment of yacht leasing structures including finance and operating leases; yacht importation procedures; yacht sale and purchase; yacht finance and mortgage registration; setting up of shipping organisations and advice on various regulatory issues.

Jessica is a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates and the Malta Maritime Law Association (MMLA), and forms part of the MMLA’s yachting sub-committee. Jessica also represents Dingli & Dingli Law Firm as a member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, and since 2023 is a committee member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce’s Yachting Services Business Section. She was elected Secretary of the Super Yacht Industry Network Malta in 2024.

Pauline Micallef

Treasurer

E-mail: treasurer@syinm.com

Ms Pauline Micallef, a CPA Accountant by profession, possessing an ACCA qualification and an MBA from Henley Business School at the University of Reading. She is also a Fellow Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and ACCA.

With over a decade of managerial experience at Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd, the world's largest generics pharmaceutical company, Pauline served as a director and managed large teams through multimillion-dollar projects, including business development and SAP implementations. In addition to her managerial expertise, she is an accomplished lecturer, conducting workshops in Financial Management and Microsoft Excel.

For the past 3 years, she has held the position of CEO at MaritimeMT, the leading maritime education school in Malta. Pauline leverages her vast experience in business management and education to lead and develop the organisation, helping to shape the next generation of maritime professionals.

Pauline represents MaritimeMT as a member of the Malta Chamber of SMEs and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, and since 2021 has been a committee member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce’s Yachting Services Business Section.