David Xuereb

David Xuereb

Chairman Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD

David Xuereb is a known figure in the field of sustainability, particularly in sustainable design and the green building industry. As the Chairman of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), he actively champions sustainability causes and has been a strong voice in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters.

With a wealth of technical experience in the built environment industry, David has led reputable professional services companies across various parts of the world. He continues to contribute his expertise to the development of Malta.

Currently, David holds multiple key positions, including Chairman of the Occupational Health and Safety Authority and Director of the new Building and Construction Authority in Malta. He also provides consultancy services on change and risk management related to ESG, decarbonisation, and climate change in the private sector.

Previously, David served as the President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry until March 2021, further showcasing his leadership and influence in the business community.

He graduated in Architecture and Civil Engineering in Malta in 1991, followed by a degree in Structural Engineering in London in 1993. More recently, he obtained a qualification in Zero-Carbon Economics from Cambridge in 2021.

David Xuereb actively contributes to shaping national sustainability standards through his involvement on the National Climate Action Board and his participation in the drafting of the national standard for sustainability in the built environment.

With his commitment to sustainability and his leadership in ESG matters, David Xuereb plays a crucial role in driving positive change and promoting a more sustainable future in Malta and beyond.

All Sessions by David Xuereb

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
MFCC Ta'Qali

Green Hydrogen - stop-gap or puzzle piece?

Green hydrogen features quite prominently in clean-tech trends, but generating it at scale is a challenge. Where does the green hydrogen industry find itself right now, and how will hydrogen play a role in the move towards a net-zero future?

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
MFCC Ta'Qali

Sustainable Finance - Why Transparency is the First Step Towards Trust

At the WEF in January this year, an overarching theme was Regaining Trust. But how can trust be established other than through taxonomy regulation, and area in which the EU is currently forging a path. Why is this necessary and how does it affect everyone?