Mr. Ernest John Agius was appointed BOV’s Chief Operations Officer in May 2016. He is responsible for Change Management, the Bank’s Administration Function including Facilities, Security and Health & Safety, Procurement, the Architect’s Unit, the Transaction Monitoring Function, Investment & Custody Operations, Centralised Operations including, Cash, Cheque, ATM and Safe Deposit Lockers Management, SWIFT & SEPA Payments Processing and Reconciliations, Customer On-Boarding including Account Opening and the Customer Lifecycle Management unit.
Mr. Agius joined Bank of Valletta in 2015 as Change Management Executive with the specific target of setting up a Change Management Function aiming to implement the Core Banking System in 2019.
Mr. Agius’s career in the financial services sector spans more than thirty-four years during which he has held a number of senior executive positions within the business, migrating customers to digital channels and IT. He has vast experience in the banking operations, financial crime compliance, and has led major transformation projects involving complex technology, automation and de-risking.
He has been a member of the Executive Committee since June 2016, member of the Change Management Committee, the Internal Control and Risk Management Committee and the Incident Management Team, since January 2020.
Mr Anatoli Grech holds the position of Group Chief Compliance Officer. Mr Grech previously held the position of Head of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs at BOV Asset Management Limited, the asset management of the Bank.
Mr Grech also sits on the Executive Committee, the Internal Control and Risk Management Committee, Product Governance and Pricing Committee and Change Management Committee of BOV. He is a Director on the Board of BOV Asset Management Limited and the Chair of its Risk and Regulatory Committee.
Mr Grech is also a member of the Risk and Regulatory Committee of BOV Fund Services Limited and MAPFRE MSV Life plc. He is also a member of the board of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group and a member of the Banking Supervision Committee of the European Banking Federation and the Secretary of the Malta Asset Servicing Association.
Mr Grech holds an Executive MBA from the University of Malta and an MSc from Aberdeen Business School.