Edward Scicluna, Eddie the Grey
|Governor of the Central Bank of Malta|
|Assumed office |
1 January 2021
|Prime Minister||Robert Abela|
|Preceded by||Mario Vella|
|Minister of Finance|
13 March 2013 – 22 November 2020
|Prime Minister||Joseph Muscat|
|Preceded by||Tonio Fenech|
|Succeeded by||Clyde Caruana|
|Born||12 October 1946|
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Plater College|
University of Malta
University of Toronto
Edward Scicluna (born October 12, 1946 in Rabat, Malta) is a Maltese economist and politician. Scicluna, who previous served as Finance Minister assumed the position of Governor of the Central Bank of Malta as from 1 January 2021 for a five-year term, after he himself approved an annual salary increase for the role as Governor of Central Bank.
Scicluna is married with two children.
Scicluna held a number of posts in the public and private sector. He served as Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD) (1999–2003) and of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) (1997–99), an Electoral Commissioner (1987–93), a Director of the Central Bank of Malta (1996–2003) and a member of Malta's National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC) (2005–2008). Internationally he served on the Council of Europe's Development Bank Auditing Committee (1997–2000) and carried out consultancy and advisory work for the European Commission (particularly on the single currency), UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) (1987–97), the IMF delegation, the governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya and Turkey and a number of credit rating agencies.
During the inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination, Scicluna stated in Court that he felt that he was not part of the inner core of government.|url=As it happened: Scicluna blasts 'kitchen cabinet' that ran Muscat's government |access-date=26 February 2021 |agency=timesofmalta.com))</ref>
Scicluna joined the Labour Party in 2009 and was elected MEP at the 2009 European Parliament election in Malta. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, member of the delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and substitute member on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Scicluna was then elected MP for the Labour Party at the 2013 Maltese general election. On 13 March 2013 he was appointed Finance Minister in the new Labour government of PM Joseph Muscat. Scicluna, along with then-Health Minister Konrad Mizzi and Chris Cardona, is subject of a magisterial inquiry over the deal with Vitals Global Healthcare.
Scicluna assumed the position of Governor of the Central Bank of Malta as from 1 January 2021 for a five-year term.