Mr. Ellul Castaldi has been instrumental in the development of the Phoenicia Hotel over the years. Mr. Ellul Castaldi joined the Phoenicia Group in 1978 and became the Deputy Financial Controller thereof in 1985. In 1990, Mr Ellul Castaldi formed part of the Forte Hotels Group pre-opening management team for the Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte in Italy and was subsequently promoted to Hotel Financial Controller in 1992. Mr Ellul Castaldi had the role of acting Financial Controller at the Forte Hotel Eden in Rome in 1993, during the hotel’s refurbishment and pre-opening period. Following his time in Italy, Mr Ellul Castaldi returned to Malta in 1994 as Director of Finance for Forte Hotels Malta which comprised, inter alia, the Phoenicia Hotel. During the period 1994 until 2003, Mr Ellul Castaldi was involved in various international projects relating to the development of the ‘Le Méridien’ brand, including projects located in Dubai, Hungary, London, and Paris. During the years 2003 to 2007, Mr Ellul Castaldi was the Malta Area Finance Director for Le Méridien Hotels, and formed part of the management team thereof. Since 2007, Mr Ellul Castaldi has been a director of each PML and PHCL and is the Director of Finance for the Phoenicia Hotel. Mr Ellul Castaldi is an associate member of the Hospitality Finance, Revenue and IT Professionals, and a member of the Malta Institute of Management.