PG plc (Company/PG Group) is a reputable investment company with interests in a number of successful ventures in the Maltese Islands. Over the years, the company grew its operation and invested in a number of sustainable and attractive opportunities. Its sole purpose is directed towards the local economy and employs no less than 350 people. The business activities are diverse and include real estate, supermarket and fashion.
The Company’s ethos is reflected in the services given to its clients. The client remains the centre of the Group’s activities which strives to offer the best service, at the right price and from the best location.
The Group is involved in the following business activities:
- PAVI (Qormi) and PAMA (Mosta) Supermarkets;
- PAMA Shopping Mall in Mosta;
- The franchise of ZARA and ZARA Home in Sliema and Mosta.
The Board of the PG Group believes, that being a good corporate citizen means that it has to contribute part of its profitability back to the Maltese society. The Board operates a Corporate Social Responsibility Program that addresses different segments such as the environment, the Maltese cultural heritage and the socially deprived people.
Although the Group was set up in November 2016, its subsidiaries date back to February 1987. At the time, the Company’s sole director. Mr. Paul Gauci, experienced and well-respected businessman in Malta, started this retail business. He understood the opportunities prevailing at the time, and focused on the retail sector and continued to diversify his operations. In all his business ventures, Mr. Gauci always adopted the same principles, that of offering his clients the products they want, at the right price and from the best localities. He never compromised on quality of service and this led to the success of his Group.
2002 Opening of ZARA Fashion
Alhambra Complex in Sliema has exclusively traded in the garments sector focusing on male, female and children’s fashion from the world known ZARA brand.
2006 Opening of PAVI Shopping Complex
One of the largest supermarkets on the island was opened in a very strategic location at the junction of two main arterial roads, the Qormi By-pass and the Mriehel By-pass.
2008 Opening of ZARA Home
Following the success of ZARA clothing, Alhambra Group also opened ZARA Home which offers high quality products at reasonable prices. The outlet is set in modern surroundings and guarantees a great variety of luxurious home ware.
2015 Opening of PAMA Supermarket
Opening of the largest supermarket in Malta, and the beginning of PAMA Shopping Village.
2016 Opening of PAMA Shopping Mall
Complete finalisation of PAMA Shopping Village in Mosta.
2016 Opening of ZARA Home Mosta
Due to the success of ZARA Home in Sliema, a new branch of ZARA Home was opened at PAMA Shopping Mall.
JOHN ZARB FCCA, FIA, CPA
Mr. Zarb is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and of the Malta Institute of Accountants and holds a warrant of Certified Public Accountant. He recently retired from a long career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as a partner between 1988 until his retirement on 31st December 2014 upon reaching the firm’s mandatory partner retirement age.
Executive Deputy Chairman
Mr. Gauci is the main shareholder of the Company. He is the founder of the PG Group and remains one of the driving forces behind the business. He is an experienced businessman, actively involved in the business development of a number of companies, particularly in the retail and real estate sectors, over the last 50 years.
CLAIRE BORG GAUCI
Ms. Gauci, the daughter of Paul Gauci is a shareholder of a number of companies forming part of the Group. She is responsible for Customer and Shareholder relationships. She also heads the Company’s Marketing and Public Relations Department.
CHARLES BORG FCIB, BA (Hons), MA
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Borg is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK), and holds a banking degree and a Masters degree in financial legislation from the University of Malta. He retired from Bank of Valletta plc in December 2015 following a 34 years career during which he occupied various senior management positions,
Executive Director & Chief Purchasing Officer
Mr. Borg is the Head of the Purchasing Department covering the two supermarkets operated by the Group. Gianluca started working with the Group in July 2015 and has previously owned a retail outlet within the PAMA Shopping Village.
LAWRENCE ZAMMIT MA
Mr. Zammit is a founding partner and the director of MISCO. He holds a number of directorships in both private and public companies. At MISCO he has developed the market research division of the organisation, and is also a trainer as well as a consultant to a number of business organisations,
WILLIAM SPITERI BAILEY FIA, CPA
Mr. Spiteri Bailey is a certified Public Accountant and Registered Auditor. He is a partner within RSM Malta in the Business Advisory and Risk Management Services. William is a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants and is currently a Council member and a Vice-President of the Institute.
MARIA MICALLEF B.A. Hons Accty, FIA, CPA
Maria Micallef was the Managing Partner at RSM Malta until her retirement in December 2020. Maria specialised in business advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, valuations and investment appraisals. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. Currently Maria is pursuing studies and following a Degree in Humanities at the same University.
Maria has a B.A. Hons Accountancy degree and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants, a member of the US Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Maria served as President of the Malta Institute of Accountants during the period 2013 to 2015.
MALCOLM CAMILLERI FIA, FCCA, CPA
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Camilleri is a warranted Certified Public Accountant. He qualified as a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and as a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Malcolm took up his current appointment on 1st November 2016, having previously occupied the post Group Chief Financial Officer
IAN MICALLEF FIA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining PG p.l.c., Mr. Micallef worked for a number of years as a senior corporate accountant in Sydney, Australia, where he managed the corporate function of a multinational company. He began his career with PwC’s audit department, where he audited various public listed entities in Malta, the UK and Italy.
Mr. Micallef is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
SILVIO CARABOTT FCMI, MBA
Chief Operations Officer
Silvio Carabott has extensive experience in the retail and fashion retail business spending more than 11 years with two leading wine and spirits importers and over five years managing one of the leading fashion retail brands. He was also the Managing Director of a company responsible to set up and manage a number of catering establishments. Mr Carabott, who is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, is today the Chief Operating Officer of the PG Group. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University and a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from London School of Marketing.
The PG Group plc was set up with a clear vision, that of putting its clients in the centre of all its activities. The Company’s vision and values centre around its clients:
- Deliver a unique shopping experience;
- Provide quality products with great value;
- Exceed customer’s expectations in terms of service and quality.
- Foster a family like environment that makes clients feel welcome;
- Deal with all clients in an honest and trustworthy manner;
- Serve our customers with a happy smile;
- Work as a team where everyone’s opinion matters;
- Listen and understand to the needs and wishes of our customers;
- Treat all our stakeholders, suppliers, clients and partners, in a fair and equitable manner.