About Us 2017-08-11T09:09:41+00:00

History

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:

  1. PAVI (Qormi) and PAMA (Mosta) Supermarkets;
  2. PAMA Shopping Mall in Mosta;
  3. 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.

Organisational Structure

Corporate History

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
2006: Opening of PAVI Shopping Complex
2008: Opening of ZARA HOME
2015: Opening of PAMA Supermarket
2016: Opening of PAMA Shopping Mall
2016: Opening of ZARA Home Mosta

Company Milestones

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.

Our People

JOHN ZARB FCCA FIA CPA
Chairman

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.

JOHN ZARB FCCA FIA CPA
Chairman

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.

John is a former Council member and past president of Malta Institute of Accountants. He served on the Accountancy Board, the regulatory body of the profession, between 1996 and 2014, and represented Government on the EU Accounting Regulatory Committee between 2004 until his retirement in 2014. John also served for many years as a visiting lecturer and examiner in Auditing at University of Malta.

PAUL GAUCI
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.

PAUL GAUCI
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
Executive Director

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. 

CLAIRE BORG GAUCI
Executive Director

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. 

Claire-Alexia joined the Group in April 2008 when she worked at the Zara and Zara Home store in Sliema and assumed her current responsibilities in September 2015.

DR. RAMONA PISCOPO LL.M., LL.D.
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Piscopo is a practicing lawyer, and a graduate from University of Malta, she subsequently specialized in tax law. Dr. Piscopo has extensive experience in cross-border structuring. After working as an international lawyer in Amsterdam, Geneva and Zürich, Ramona is currently based in Malta.

DR. RAMONA PISCOPO LL.M., LL.D.
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Piscopo is a practicing lawyer, and a graduate from University of Malta, she subsequently specialized in tax law. Dr. Piscopo has extensive experience in cross-border structuring. After working as an international lawyer in Amsterdam, Geneva and Zürich, Ramona is currently based in Malta.

She is the founder of PiscoPartners, a firm with offices in Switzerland and Malta. Ramona specialises in group reorganisations of multinational enterprises from all industry sectors and also specializes in the structuring of investment funds. Ramona was an examiner on tax law at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland until 2013. She regularly speaks at conferences and has published a number of articles and chapters on Maltese, European and International tax law.

CHARLES BORG
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,

CHARLES BORG
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,

including that of Chief Executive Officer during 2012 to 2015. He has occupied directorship positions of listed companies in Malta and was appointed Chairman of the Housing Authority during the period 2009 to 2011. He also Chaired the audit Boards of the European Investment Fund, which is a subsidiary of the European Investment Bank, and of Mapfre Middlesea Insurance. Charles also served as a director on the World’s Savings Bank in Brussels and was also the President of the Institute of Financial Services and the President of the Malta Bankers Association.

WILLIAM SPITERI BAILEY FIA CPA
Non-Executive Director

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.

WILLIAM SPITERI BAILEY FIA CPA
Non-Executive Director

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.

He is a member of the Accountancy Europe (previously known as Federation des Experts-Comptables Europeens – Federation of European Accountants) SMP Forum. He is also Technical Advisor on the IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee. William is also currently one of two practitioners to assist the Accountancy Board in the Proper discharge of its duties by virtue of the Accountancy Profession Act Cap.281.

LAWRENCE ZAMMIT MA
Non-Executive Director

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,

LAWRENCE ZAMMIT MA
Non-Executive Director

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,

focusing on strategic issues related to a business development, leadership, human resources development, management and marketing. He is a former chairman of the Employment and Training Corporation, Malta International Airport plc, Air Malta plc and Malta Enterprise.

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

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

within the same Group for 8 years. He was previously employed with an auditing firm, where he acquired extensive experience in audit and tax.

SILVIO CARABOTT
Chief Business Development Officer

Silvio Carabott, has extensive experience in the retail business. He spent 11 years working in sales and management with two leading importers in the wines & spirits industry. Before joining the group, Silvio was also the managing director of a catering company,

SILVIO CARABOTT
Chief Business Development Officer

Silvio Carabott, has extensive experience in the retail business. He spent 11 years working in sales and management with two leading importers in the wines & spirits industry. Before joining the group, Silvio was also the managing director of a catering company,

where he was responsible to set up and manage a number of catering establishments.  Silvio is today the Chief Officer Business Development and is responsible for the Franchise Operations and the PAMA Shopping Mall.

GIANLUCA BORG
Head of Purchasing

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 was previously owned a retail outlet within the PAMA Shopping Village.

GIANLUCA BORG
Head of Purchasing

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 was previously owned a retail outlet within the PAMA Shopping Village.

Our Vision

The PG 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.

Our Values 

  • 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.

Investor Relations Contact

+356 2349 6506

 investorrelations@pggroup.com.mt

Offer to the public by Paul Gauci of 27,000,000 shares of a nominal value of €0.25 each In PG p.l.c. (C-78333) at an offer price of €1.00 per share.