Juanito Camilleri, Ph.D.

Professor and Rector
University of Malta

Since July 2006, Prof. Camilleri has held the post of Rector of the University of Malta. Prior to the rectorship, he held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer of Melita Cable plc, a company which at the time was partly owned by Liberty Global, Inc.; before this position, he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Go Mobile, now Malta’s leading cellular mobile operator. He has recently been appointed Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology.

Prof. Camilleri read a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, obtaining First Class Honours, and was awarded a Rotary Prize for Distinction. He obtained a scholarship awarded by Trinity College and moved to Cambridge, UK, to pursue a doctorate in Theoretical Computer Science, which he completed in 1990 at the age of 23. He started his working career as a Research Fellow at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK and at the time also worked as a Research Consultant.

In 1992, he moved back to Malta and founded the Department of Computer Science and AI at the University of Malta, where he worked until 1999. In the meantime, he was commissioned by the Government of Malta to formulate Malta’s first National Strategy for Information Technology, which was published in 1994.

Prof. Camilleri has sat on the board of directors of a number of organisations including Enemalta, the Malta Development Corporation, Malta Information Technology and Training Services Ltd (MITTS), the Malta Council for Science and Technology, and Maltacom plc, among others. Until recently he was also a board member of Melita Cable plc.

Prof. Camilleri has also served as Malta’s representative on the European Union Joint Research Council (JRC).

Prof. Camilleri is married to Dr. Astrid Camilleri, M.D., M.R.C.O.G., and has a daughter Bettina.

His hobbies are viticulture, wine making, and cuisine.