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Our experience, YOUR MERCHANDISE

Our executive team has extensive experience in managing retail and wholesale distribution, in marketing and brand development activities and general commercial practice.

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Alfie Borg

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Alfie Borg joined Time International Co. Ltd in 1984 as a sales representative and together with Daniel Reginiano built the company into one of Malta’s leading distributors and retailers. Acquiring a portfolio of world-leading brands allowed them to transform the company into one of the leading players in the sports and fashion retail sector of the local market. In 2006, Mr Borg led the management buyout of Time International Co. Ltd forming a new holding company, Hudson Holdings Ltd, along with key handpicked shareholders. Over the years Alfie Borg established a standard of networking excellence made up of great brands and great people that was and remains instrumental in successfully taking Nike and other great brands across North Africa, Italy and Malta.

George Amato

Supply Chain Director

George Amato joined Hudson Holdings Ltd in 2004 as General Manager, later becoming a shareholder of Hudson Holdings Ltd during the management buyout. With a background in manufacturing, he brought an added dimension to the Hudson Group helping it to prepare for the management buyout by overhauling working procedures. Today, George Amato is responsible for the data management, logistics, stores and inventory side of the business, together with the property portfolio. Mr Amato, together with his team, has been instrumental in upgrading the information generation and reporting within the Hudson Group, in preparation for future expansion of the business. The expansion of the logistics function has also taken significant strides forward. Before joining Time International Co. Ltd, George Amato was Managing Director of a furniture manufacturing business, followed by a clothing manufacturing company where he was responsible for growing turnover and profitability. In 2004 he decided to leave manufacturing and join the retail sector.

Mr Amato is Director on the: Hudson Malta p.l.c., Time International (Sport) Ltd. (TISL), Business Development International (BDI) Boards

Etienne Camenzuli

Senior Merchandising & Product Specialist

Etienne joined Time International Co. Ltd in 1987 as a Retail Assistant. Currently leading the North Africa Sales Team, his career development is a testament to his passion for his job and the Company. In 2004, Etienne started his international role working in African markets such as Nigeria and Libya and later in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. He was one of the “handpicked” people during the buyout, becoming a shareholder in Time International and now part of the Hudson Group. Etienne’s positive and optimistic attitude drives him and his dynamic team to live up to his motto of “making the impossible possible”.

Mr Camenzuli is Director on the Hudson Holdings Ltd. Board.

Kevin Grech

Retail Director

Kevin Grech joined Hudson Holdings Ltd in 2008 as a shareholder. Coming with extensive experience in retail, Mr Grech took charge of diversification and business development, with a focus on fashion retail. Kevin Grech also took charge of forming a new joint venture in Libya. He continues to oversee fashion retail operations in Malta and North Africa and is well positioned to take advantage of new opportunities as and when they arise. Prior to Hudson Holdings Ltd, Kevin served as General Manager at Arkadia, a successful mixed retail development owned by one of Malta’s biggest multi-brand groups.

Mr Grech is Director on the: Hudson International Company Ltd. (HICL), Time International (Sport) Ltd. (TISL) and Hudson Holdings Ltd. Boards.

Ray Grech

Marketing Coordinator

Ray Grech is a Chartered Marketer and brings a wealth of knowledge in marketing, sales and organization management. Mr Grech started his career in the beverage business in the 1980’s and worked at all levels of Simonds Farsons Cisk plc, and eventually as Chief Marketing Officer on the Group Executive Board. In 2010 he moved on to establish himself as Strategic Marketing Consultant, working with leading businesses at senior management level. He also served as Chairman and Director on a number of NGO and industry boards.

Mr Grech is Director on the Hudson Holdings Ltd. Board.

Ritianne Grech

Retail Operations Manager

Ritianne Grech initiated her retail career at the age of 16 when she worked with Hudson’s home-grown concept; Urban Jungle. She later occupied roles in both Store and Retail Management for various high street fashion brands including with Arkadia Marketing Limited. In 2013 she re-joined Hudson Group as Brand Manager and was shortly promoted to Retail Operation Manager where she oversees the day-to-day operations of each store managed by Hudson both in Malta as well as abroad.

Ms Grech is Director on the Hudson International Company Ltd. (HICL) Board.

Martin Gregory

Human Resources Director

Mr Gregory joined the company in July 2014 to lead the HR function with a view of driving the organisation changes required to enable the local and global expansion of the Group. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Gregory was employed as Head of HR with Vodafone Malta and had previously held various HR roles with ST Microelectronics, two major employers globally and in Malta. He is instrumental in identifying the right talent for the Group.

Mr Gregory is Director on the: Hudson Holdings Ltd. Board.

Indrek Heinmets

Africa Nike Brand Director

Indrek Heinmets  joined the Group in February 2013 as Nike Brand Manager for North-Africa where he was focused on developing Nike Brand strategies across the different markets. He started his professional career in 1997 with Nike Distributor in the Baltic states before moving to NIKE EMEA as the Retail Manager for Middle East/North Africa. He supported NIKE Russia during the start-up phase of setting up NIKE owned operations and later led the NIKE retail business from Moscow. From Russia, Indrek moved to Nike Central Europe taking the responsibility for developing and managing Partner and NIKE Stores across a number of CE countries

Mr Heinmets is Director on the Business Development International (BDI) Board

Felice Ilacqua

Brand Sales Territory Manager

Felice Illacqua has worked in Sports Sales Management for over 25 years. He previously served the role of National Key Account Manager Footwear Apparel & Equipment for the Centre-Southern Italian and Malta Regions as well as for Italian resellers with NIKE Italy. In 2013, Ilacqua moved to Malta to occupy the position of Sales Territory Manager and Brand Manager for Time International (Sport) Ltd.(part of Hudson Group). He was instrumental in the development of the NIKE footwear and apparel market in Malta and has helped Hudson develop new channels in Italy.

Mr Ilacqua is Director on the Time International (Sport) Ltd. (TISL) Board

Christopher Muscat

Operations Director

Christopher Muscat joined Hudson Holdings Ltd in 2006 as a shareholder following the management buyout. Mr Muscat has been actively involved in establishing and growing the various business ventures across the organisation that have significantly expanded the Hudson Group’s profile and turnover. Mr Muscat headed the Finance function of the Hudson Group until his appointment as Chief Operations Director in February 2018. Before joining the Hudson Group, Christopher Muscat served as a senior manager at Deloitte Malta.

Mr Muscat is Director on the Hudson Holdings Ltd. Board, Hudson Malta p.l.c., Business Development International (BDI), Time International Company Ltd. (TISL) Boards.

Gianluca Salute

UJ Brand Director

Gianluca Salute is a veteran within the sports/sneaker industry, Mr Salute started his career in 1992 working for Converse. He later joined NIKE where he spent 5 years prior to moving to United Colors of Benetton. He re-joined NIKE as Sales Area Manager for the South of Italy. When joining Hudson in 2008, he took an active role in building the Urban Jungle project and is presently Urban Jungle’s Brand Director. He was instrumental in the expansion of Urban Jungle across 29 locations in Europe and Africa, which include Milan, Rome, Naples as well Madrid, Paris and Casablanca.

Mr Salute is Director on the Urban Jungle International (UJI) and Urban Jungle Sneakers (UJS) Boards.

Nicolas Vidal

North Africa Regional General Manager

Nicolas Vidal is an experienced multicultural strategic business leader with a successful history in growing net sales and brand equity and creating strategic partnerships. Over the past 20 years, Mr Vidal worked essentially for Blue Chip retailers like Decathlon as well as for NIKE where, over a period of 14 years he also managed the Northern and Central European region as Sales Director. He then occupied the roles of EMEA Sales Director at Asics and VP of Sales for The North face. His most recent appointment was of GCC VP General Manager for Timberland, Vans, The North Face, Columbia and Dunlop based out of Dubai prior to joining BDI (part of Hudson Group) in its headquarters in Morocco where he focuses on growing the NIKE, Converse, Tommy Hilfiger and Umbro brands within the African market.

Mr Vidal is Director on the Business Development Morocco (BDM), Business Tunisia (BT) and Premium Brands (PB) Boards.

Victor Spiteri

Non-Executive Director on the Hudson Malta p.l.c. Board

Victor Spiteri is an Associate of the London Institute of Banking and Finance and has served in the financial services sector for 43 years. He joined Barclays Bank in 1973 (subsequently Mid-Med Bank Ltd and later HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c.) and has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience through various managerial posts both in Retali land Commercial Banking, also at the Controlling Office. He retired from HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. in July 2016. Victor is a non-executive director and member of the audit committee of Eden Finance p.l.c. He is also active in philanthropic organisations.

Mr Spiteri is a Non-Executive Director on the Hudson Malta p.l.c. Board

Kevin Valenzia

Non-Executive Director on the Hudson Malta p.l.c. Board

Kevin Valenzia is a chartered accountant, and has recently retired from PwC in Malta, where he spent over thirty years as a partner, the last eight of which as managing director. He has been instrumental in helping to develop Malta’s financial services industry. He is a past President of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, past Chairman of the Financial Services Consultative Council, and one of the first Governors of Finance Malta. He has also been used by successive Governments for advice on the continued development of Malta’s financial services sector.

Mr Valenzia is a Non-Executive Director on the Hudson Malta p.l.c. Board

Brian Zarb Adami

Non-Executive Director on the Hudson Malta p.l.c. Board

Brian Zarb Adami has 22 years of senior management experience in the ICT industry and is currently Chief Executive Officer at CyberSift, a Cyber-Security solutions provider. Prior to this, Mr Zarb Adami was the Chief Technology Officer at 6PM p.l.c. responsible for the overall and long-term technology vision and strategy of the company. Driving innovation from the research and development perspective he worked closely with different teams in the company in bringing products to market that offered immediate business value to the company’s customers. Mr Zarb Adami was an executive director on the board of 6PM p.l.c. Brian holds a B.Pharm (Hons.) degree from the University of Malta, is a CISA certified Information Systems Auditor as well as a PRINCE2 Project Manager.

Mr Zarb Adami is a Non-Executive Director on the Hudson Malta p.l.c. Board