Rector Emeritus Juanito Camilleri, is Chairman and resident Professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation at the University of Malta; he serves on the Board of Malta University Innovation Portfolio Ltd and is non-Executive Chairman of its two subsidiaries FLASC B.V. and DeNovoCell Ltd.; is non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Governors of St. Edward's College; is non-Executive Chairman of Harvest Technology plc and its subsidiaries, and is non-Executive Chairman of EPIC Malta Ltd.
Prof. Camilleri served as Rector of the University of Malta between 2006 and 2016. Previously he was the Group Chief Executive Officer at Melita Cable plc, and prior to this he was the founding Chief Executive Officer at go mobile.
Prof. Camilleri read a Bachelors degree in Computer Science at the University of Kent at Canterbury, obtaining First Class Honours with distinction. He then moved to the University of Cambridge to pursue a doctorate in Theoretical Computer Science which he completed in 1990.
He started his working career as a Research Fellow at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, and at the time also worked as a Research Consultant. Following this, in 1992, he moved back to Malta and founded the Department of Computer Science and AI at the University of Malta where he worked until 1999. During this time, he was commissioned by the Government of Malta to formulate Malta's first National Strategy for Information Technology which was published in 1994.
Since then Prof. Camilleri served as a non-Executive director on the Boards of several public and private entities. He has also served as Malta's representative on the European Union Joint Research Council.
In 2007, Prof. Camilleri was commissioned as an Honorary Texan under the laws of the State of Texas; in 2009 he received the title Ilustrisimo Señor as a newly appointed Commander of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain; and in 2011 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.