Where are you from?
I am from Malta.
What would you like to tell about yourself?
I was born in Malta and I spent the first 23 years of my life living there. My roots as well as upbringing have been internationally influenced. I am a Doctor of Laws which means I have studied law and legal systems very extensively, in three different European countries; Malta, Belgium and Finland. I am a peoples’ person, very sociable and always looking to widen my network of friends and contacts.
Why is Tampere the best place to live?
In Tampere you are surrounded by beautiful nature and are spoilt for choice when it comes to cultural and entertainment opportunities. The public infrastructure is excellently maintained which means that living in Tampere is easy and convenient. Tampere has a lot of hidden potential and it is great to be here at this special time when Tampere is growing and developing.
What are your professional activities?
I am an Advocate by profession, I currently practice my profession at Attorneys at Law Borenius. At Borenius we deal with business law matters and Borenius is a company with an international dimension, so it is the ideal place for me to help businesses to go international or assist international companies as they establish themselves here in Tampere.
What is your involvement in international activities?
I have ever since my student years maintained very good international networks through various organisations, mostly in the legal field. In Tampere I participated actively in several fora which promote the internationalisation of Tampere.
What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?
I would like to contribute to making Tampere more international, attract foreign investment to the region and help local businesses develop export channels and growth possibilities beyond Finland.
What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
I see a lot of potential for Tampere! I would love to see lots of tourists learning about Tampere and its history. It is said that by learning about history one can make the future. Tampere has always had the potential to be a thriving economic hub and an attractive destination for hardworking, entrepreneurial internationals.
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