Joseph FX Zahra

Economist, National Coordinator of Malta-FCAPP | Executive

Joseph FX Zahra is the National Coordinator of Malta-FCAPP as well as a member of the Board of Fondazione Centesimus Annus -Pro Pontifice (FCAPP.)  He is one of five members of the International Audit Committee of the Holy See and the Vatican StateOn July 18, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Mr. Zahra President of the newly established Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Economic-Administrative Structure of the Holy See.

Zahra graduated from University of Malta, with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics-1976 and a Masters Degree in Economics-1979.  He is a member of the Market Research Society, U.K., and a Chartered Marketer, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  In 2001 he was granted Honorary Lifelong Membership in the Malta Institute of Management.

He is an economist and holds directorships in many private and public companies in Malta and abroad; and lectured economics at the University of Malta and was appointed  “docente a contratto” at the University of Messina, Italy.

Mr. Zahra is a founding partner and managing director of MISCO and MISCO International Ltd. He is chairman of Impetus Europe Consulting Co. Ltd., C. Fino & Sons Ltd., Document Archives Management Ltd and Multi Risk Ltd. and Multi Risk Indemnity Ltd. and Audit Chairman of several other companies and committees.  He is a former director of the Central Bank of Malta, a former chairman of Bank of Valletta plc, Maltacom plc and the National Euro Changeover Committee.

In 2006, the Malta Society for Manufacturers and the Arts granted Zahra the Gold Medal Award for outstanding achievement in business and the arts.

Interested In:

Alienation Consumerism Development & Peace Dignity of Work Family Free Markets Globalization Integral Human Development

Articles on Catholic Social Teaching:

Francis - an economic reformer and provocateur
"Do not expect peace in society without seeking the common good.""More than a tinge of urgency can be Pope Francis' comments on business and economics in his Exhortation, 'Evangelii Gaudium.'"
posted on: Jan 19, 2014 02:21am
A Working Paper for the 2015 International FCAPP Conference, May 25-27: The Future of Employment and the Informal Economy
Catholic Social Teaching calls on us to undertake work in a responsible manner and to treat workers well, and reminds us that failure to respect the dignity of human work too often results in poverty and insecurity.
posted on: Apr 20, 2015 02:27pm
Good, Socially Responsible Business
Enterprise, which depends on decision-making by various stakeholders: shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, local authorities and communities; is a restless process that can only be guided by ethical considerations that prioritise the values of humility and openness
posted on: Oct 28, 2015 02:37pm
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