Key Profiles

Angele Giuliano

Specialising in innovative business management methodologies, Angele has been working in the e-business, e-learning and e-finance field for the last 9 years. She also led a 15-strong team to win the coveted Euro-Med Multimedia Award in 1998. Angele lectures at the Computer Information Systems Department at the University of Malta. She also runs several commercial companies registered in Malta amongst which AcrossLimits (www.acrosslimits.com) which is an ICT company also heavily involved in European projects. Ms Giuliano participates in several NGOs; most notably as the President of the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs (Malta) which serves as a networking facilitator for Maltese Businesswomen and promotes entrepreneurial skills (www.women.org.mt).

The European Commission under the research programme of the 5th and 6th Framework Programme (FP5/FP6/FP7) and also the e-Content programme run by DG Information Society, has appointed her as an expert evaluator of ICT Research and Development projects. Thus she frequently attends evaluation sessions for specific Key Actions. Her role with the Commission was enhanced in 2003 when Ms Giuliano was appointed as reviewer of eContent projects where she conducted mid-term and final project audits for several running projects in Luxembourg. Angele speaks native English and Italian and has an intermediate level in German (Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache).

Maryrose Francica

Maryrose’s expertise is in business Management and Entrepreneurship. She started her career by holding a managerial position with a leading local Company where she was responsible for the smooth running of the administration. She then moved to managing the family business for eleven years where again she mostly dealt with the administrative day to day running of the business.

Maryrose joined the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs in 2004 as the promotion of the role of women in society, gender issues and gender equality were always of great interest to her and since then she has held the position of Executive Coordinator for The Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs (Malta). Her main role in the foundation is to coordinate its events and activities and manages the EU funded projects that the foundation is involved in. She is the foundation’s representative on the Business Platform for Multilingualism which was set up in September 2009. During her course of work Maryrose represents the foundation at various conferences and events related to several European programmes on a local and European level. She is also the main trainer of the course “Promoting the Culture of Entrepreneurship”. She held the role of Manager of the Europe Direct Info Relay Malta & Gozo from May 2005 until September, 2007. Currently she holds the position of General Secretary of the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) and represents the Foundation on the Empower Platform under the patronage of H.E. President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.

In 2004 she joined AcrossLimits. As an addition to the team at AcrossLimits she offered vast experience in management of EU funded projects particularly in the field of education, languages, entrepreneurship and Life Long Learning. Maryrose speaks native Maltese and English and has basic understanding of French and Italian. Maryrose is also versed in the deaf sign language and lip reading.