Michelle Mizzi Buontempo – Head, Conduct Supervision
Michelle Mizzi Buontempo was appointed as Director of the Conduct Supervision department in January 2015. The Conduct Supervision department is responsible for the supervision from a conduct perspective, of Investment Firms, Credit Institutions, Insurance Undertakings and Intermediaries, Trustees and Company Service Providers. The ultimate objective of the department is to ensure that consumers of financial services are treated fairly, honestly and professionally by regulated entities.
Dr. Mizzi Buontempo has over twenty years of experience in the regulation and supervision in different areas of financial services, including supervision of investment firms and fiduciaries. She represents the MFSA at various Committees of the ESAs.
During her career within the MFSA, Michelle has been entrusted with the responsibility of piloting a number of projects including the setting up of a regulatory regime to enhance consumer protection in the investments and insurance sector as well the establishment of a new regulatory framework for trustees and company service providers.
Michelle regularly lectures on corporate governance and consumer protection. An advocate by profession, Michelle was awarded a Masters Degree in Financial Services from the University of Malta. She also holds a warrant to practice in the Maltese Courts. Prior to joining the MFSA, she headed the corporate division of a leading audit firm specialising in financial services.