Professor Frank Bezzina is Pro-Rector for International Development and Quality Assurance at the University of Malta, having previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy (2016-2021), Deputy Dean (2012-2016) and Head of the Department of Management (2013-2021). He lectures in Management Science, Applied Business Statistics, Evidence-based Management and Business Research Methods.
Frank's research focuses on investigating phenomena in the Organisational Sciences. He has published papers in various international journals of repute which include the European Management Journal, The International Journal of Human Resource Management and Expert Systems with Applications. He also co-edited book series such as Emerald's Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis (Volumes 97 & 98) and Springer's Public Administration, Governance and Globalization (Volume 22). In 2012, his research paper entitled "Investigating the determinants of recycling behaviour in Malta" (co-authored with Stephen Dimech) published in 'Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal' (Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 463-485) was awarded the Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper Award for Excellence. Apart from this, he regularly reviews papers for a number of international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Professor Bezzina is currently the European University of the Seas (SEA-EU) Vice-Rector for Quality and Chairperson of the University of Malta's Island and Small States Institute (ISSI) and the Quality Assurance Committee. He holds visiting professor positions at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), the Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland), LM Thapar School of Management (India) and the University of Peja (Kosovo) and is an Honorary Board Member of the European Marketing and Management Association (EUMMAS).
Beyond his academic role, Frank has been engaged in various consultancy assignments and projects for private and public organisations. Most notably, he holds positions as non-executive Director of the Central Bank of Malta and non-executive Chairperson of WasteServ Malta Ltd. Since June 2022, he has been serving as Acting President of the Republic of Malta.