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Tonio Casapinta CV



Comm. Tonio Casapinta dip. ID, FIPD (Lond.), MCSD., KM

Born – Hamrun, Malta 20th February 1949

ID Card No. 196749 (m).

Educated at St Aloysius College. B’Kara Malta

1965 – 1985 Held various positions with Emanuel Agius Ltd. – Furniture Manufactures

and Interior Contractors.

1969 Diploma “Merit” – Interior Design and Decoration Rodec International, Devon UK

1985 Established Tonio Casapinta – Designers

1986 Registered Casapinta Design Group Ltd –

Designers, Consultants and Contractors for Exhibition and Display, Conferences and Events - www.casapinta.com - facebook: Casapinta weddings and events

Membership:

1970 Member of the Institute of Professional Designers – London

1985 Member of The Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise

1986 Member of The Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce

1987 Member of The Malta Federation of Industries

1986 Member of the British Institute of Designers - London

1987 Appointed Fellow of the Institute of Professional Designers - London

1988 Member of the Chartered Society of Designers - London

1989 – 1991 Council Member of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce

1990 - 1991 Member of the Malta Government Aesthetic Board

1994 – 1995 Member of the Ministry of Education’s Board to advise the Minister of Education on the restoration of the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu

1995 Appointed Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic in Malta

1997 Member of the Casino Maltese

1999 Member of the Catholic Church Committee for Religious Tourism

2000 Co-Founder and Council Member of the Honorary Consular Corps - Malta

2007Elected Secretary, Honorary Consular Corps - Malta

2012 Elected Deputy Dean of the Honorary Consular Corps - Malta

2001–2003

2006 -2008 Council Member and Officer Group ( Honorary Assistant Treasurer) Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.

2001 Council Member of the Libyan Maltese Chamber of Commerce

2009-2010 Malta Chamber of Commerce representative on the “Internationalisation Committee” and the “Malta Abroad Initiative” – MAI. - formed between The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Malta Enterprise to advise the Maltese Government on Malta’s Export Priorities.

2011 Appointed Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Malta www.czech-malta.com

2012 Appointed Director of Pan Libya (Malta) Ltd - a joint venture between ATEX – The International Exhibition organisation in Libya and Casapinta Design Group Ltd in Malta

2010 Enrolled as a “Donate of Devotion” (Maltese Association) of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (M.A.S.M.O.M.)

2013 Invested as “Knight of Magistral Grace” (Maltese Association) of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (M.A.S.M.O.M.) Malta Government Gazette of the 8th March 2013, No. 19044 - Notice No. 183

Chairman of the Middle East Business Council at the Malta Chamber of Commeree, Enterprise and Industry. www.mebc.org.mt

Elected Member of the Board of Management and Council of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry www.maltachamber.org.mt

Representing The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry on the Council set-up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled Joint Stakeholders Working Council (JSWC).

February 2010: On reaching retirement age, Tonio Casapinta resigned as Managing Director of Casapinta Design Group Ltd and Casapinta Project Management Ltd and was appointed Chairman of both Companies.

During the course of his career, Tonio has interacted continuously with Business and Trade Promotion Organisations, members of the diplomatic community both in Malta and overseas and through his connections at Malta Chamber of Commerce level he has, organised events to promote Malta and facilitate business development between companies and individuals internationally with special emphasis to North Africa and the Gulf States.

Decorations:

1999 Awarded the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bronze Medal

2003 Awarded the “Gratias Agit” Award by the Government of the Czech Republic for services to the country

2009 Awarded the Cross of Commander of the Order “Pro Merito Melitensi” of The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.

Marital Status: Married to Tanya (B. Educ) nee Said 1973

Children :

Kurt 1978

Damian1981

Hobbies:

History of Malta,

Melitensia,

15th – 18th century Cartography of Malta ,

Sacred Maltese Art,

Maltese Furniture 17 – 18th Century


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