director announcement

Thomas Smith Shipping, the logistics arm of the renowned local organisation, Thomas Smith Group is proud to announce the appointment of two new directors as part of its team.

Ramon Azzopardi has been a member of the team at Thomas Smith since 2006; when he joined the company as a sales executive. His ongoing effort, hands-on commitment and valuable contribution led to his appointment as the Business Development Manager within our Shipping & Logistics divisions.

With the shipping industry being such a progressive environment, Ramon did not only rely on his hands-on job experience to improve the dynamics of his profession and team, but invested in his own self-development through academic achievements.

His growing contribution has created successes in many projects, as attested by his fellow colleagues as well as numerous clients who shared positive statements about his professional endeavors during the past 16 years.  

“Thank you for believing in my capabilities and for recognising my contribution with this opportunity. It is an incredible honour for me to form part of this great company of ours. We have seen great successes in the past years and can honestly say, I am hungry to do more.” – Ramon

Gianluca Lubrano joined the company 13 years ago as a Marketing and Sales Executive. Throughout these years, he has evolved his insight and capabilities which led to his appointment as a member of the Board of Directors this year. Gianluca’s role throughout the past years has served as the key driver to develop the company’s sea freight venture, particularly within the container business.

Through his dedication to self-improvement even in an academic way, Gianluca enabled himself and his team to face the everchanging challenges that the dynamic industry of shipping threw his way.

Reaching such an important pinnacle within his professional career this year, Gianluca did not leave it up to chance to enhance his knowledge and offer his expertise within every facet that he faced.

“I would like to thank Thomas Smith for their trust in me and I look forward to continuing to contribute to building on Thomas Smith’s strengths and delivering value to our customers.” – Gianluca

Denis Galea, Thomas Smith Shipping’s own Managing Director has expressed his pleasure in welcoming Ramon and Gianluca within the company’s Board of Directors and looks forward to seeing the Group grow into unmatched heights thanks to their input.

“It is with great pleasure and personal satisfaction to see Ramon Azzopardi and Gianluca Lubrano being appointed to the board of directors for the Thomas Smith Shipping companies. I have worked very closely with both Ramon and Gianluca for well over 10 years and together we have built a strong international network of partners backed by a multi-talented shipping team, making Thomas Smith the successful market leader it is today.

I am very confident that through their varied shipping expertise, winning mentality and proactive approach to the challenges facing our industry, they will be major contributors to the future successes of Thomas Smith Shipping, ensuring we achieve our goals of sustainable growth whilst offering innovative logistical solutions to our wide range of local and international customers.” – Denis