Karen Coppini has been elected as Non-Executive Director at Von der Heyden Group Finance, the company announced on Friday.
This came after the company held its Annual General Meeting for the year, where Antonio Fenech, Joseph M. Muscat and Joseph Borowski were re-elected as Directors after their respective three-year terms.
On the other hand, Robert C. Aquilina did not submit his nomination for re-election having served for six years on the Board of Directors. After an election of Directors, the company resolved to appoint Dr Coppini in the position.
Von der Heyden Group Finance proceeded to thank Mr Aquilina for his “excellent contribution” to the Board of Directors over the past six years and for being the Board’s longest-serving Member. “His experience, long-standing commitment and dedication have been beneficial to the company and the group,” it added.
Dr Coppini holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree from university of Malta and was admitted to the Bar in 2011. Later, She read for a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Computer & Communications Law from Queen Mary, University of London.
She runs her own legal practice, where she advises clients on corporate and commercial legal matters. Additionally, she is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to act as a Corporate Services Provider (CSP) for directorship and company secretarial positions.
Over the course of her career, Dr Coppini has particularly focused on regulated and licensed activities, especially capital markets. She has served as Company Secretary for various companies in Malta, including four companies falling under Hili Ventures Group and is presently also serving in the position at Von der Heyden Group Finance. She will continue to serve in the role at the latter until her successor is appointed, the company confirmed.
Founded in Germany in 1989 as a private investment and real estate firm, Von der Heyden Group employs over 200 people with subsidiaries, offices and representations in Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, as well as Malta, where its headquarters are located. Von der Heyden Group Finance is the group’s finance company, incorporated to provide its subsidiaries and associates with funding for project developments, strategic expansions and sustainable investments.