Meet the E&S Group Team

Chief Executive Officer

Karl Schranz

An accountant by profession, Karl spent 10 years working for a reputable audit firm in various audit roles before joining JP Morgan Chase in London in 2005, specifically working in Credit Hybrid Derivatives. He then returned to Malta to head the corporate finance arm of a local audit firm. In 2009, together with Christian, he was one of the founding members of a Corporate Services Provider in Malta, leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Karl heads E&S’ ICO and Tokenomics department, however, his competences include advising and assisting in all MFSA licensing processes, accountancy, Token structuring, iGaming, and all aspects of corporate finance.

Karl is fluent in English, Italian, Maltese.

Email:karl@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Chief Financial Officer and Director of Accounts

Antonella Lia

Antonella, obtained a Master Degree in Accounting from the University of Malta in 2015, and has furthered her studies by obtaining a Professional Certificate in Taxation in 2017. She has been working with E&S Group since 2012 and presently manages the Accounts Department as Director of E&S Back Office Services Ltd. Her main areas of practice are Corporate Tax, VAT, as well as the preparation of Financial Statements for companies from various industries including aviation, gaming, shipping, manufacturing, financial and other services.

Antonella is fluent in Maltese, English and Italian.

Email:antonella@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Chief Client Officer

Dr. Deborah Vella

A lawyer by profession, Deborah had graduated as Doctor of Laws in 2015, admitted to the bar in 2017 and has been working with E&S Group for the past seven years. In her prime time at E&S Deborah was part of the legal team and also headed the corporate team where she aided the building of these two departments. In 2017, she took a managerial role within E&S Group.

Working her way up the ranks, Deborah has been appointed as a member of E&S Groups’ Board of Directors and promoted to Chief Client Officer in November 2020. Whilst she will continue to be of support towards the corporate and legal team within the firm, her main focus will shift on Strategic Client Relationship Management as well as oversight of various operational functions. As the company’s CCO she will also be engaged in a business development role which involves the planning and executing of offline business development and marketing for the Group.

Email:deborah@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Of Counsel

Dr. Christian Ellul

Christian completed his Doctorate in Law in 2005 furthering his studies with an Adv. LL.M. in International Taxation from the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. Christian has worked as a tax advisor for a Big 4 Audit firm in Malta as well as a reputable local corporate service provider. In 2009, together with Karl Schranz, he set up another Corporate Services Provider in Malta, before leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Christian currently sits on the board of all of the companies within the E&S Group and his competences include Malta direct and indirect taxation, international tax structuring, taxation of tokens, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, trusts, corporate and company law and related legal advice.

Christian is fluent in English, German and Maltese.

Email:christian@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Legal Associate

Dr. Jade Fenech

Jade joined E&S Group as a legal associate in 2018. Before joining E&S Group she practised with a litigation firm for two years. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Masters of Advocacy from the University of Malta and was admitted to the bar in 2019. Her primary areas of practice are corporate and commercial law, financial services and fintech.

Jade is fluent in English and Maltese.

Email: jade@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Legal Associate

Sara Leka

Sara joined E&S Group as a legal associate in 2018. She completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree and furthered her studies by completing a Master of Science in Civil Law at the University of Tirana, Albania. She is certified as a lawyer by the National Chamber of Advocacy of Albania. Prior to joining E&S Group, she has been working as a legal associate for two years with international companies. Her main areas of practice are gaming law, fintech-related matters and corporate law. Sara’s determination and growth within the firm has led to her being awarded the Rising Star Award in 2020.

Email: sara@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Legal Associate

Dr. Jeanine Schembri

Jeanine joined E&S Group as a legal trainee and currently holds the position of legal associate. Before joining E&S Group she practised as a legal intern at a Maltese litigation firm for a year and a half. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and a Masters of Advocacy degree, which she obtained from the University of Malta. She has also been admitted to the bar in 2019. Her main areas of practice are corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, shipping law and aviation law related matters.

 

Jeanine is fluent in Maltese, English and has a basic knowledge of Italian.

Email:jeanine@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Legal Trainee

Martina Darmanin

Martina joined E&S in October 2019 as a legal trainee and is currently reading a Degree in Law at the University of Malta. She is greatly involved in student organisations, currently occupying the Marketing Officer of a faculty-based law student organisation. Prior to joining E&S Group, Martina also practised as an intern in the notarial field. She has also obtained the TEFL and SEPT courses and has worked as a teacher for the past 3 years, teaching English to foreign students.

She is fluent in English and Maltese, and has basic knowledge and understanding of French and Italian.

Email:martina@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Head of Corporate Administration

Nicole Said

Nicole joined E&S Group in February 2016 to form part of the Administration team. Her main duties included the day-to-day overall administration of the group. She had then been promoted to head the administration team as an Executive Secretary. Over the years Nicole had contributed to the overall efficiency of the firm by ensuring administrative duties were carried out in a timely and effective manner. Working her way up Nicole was promoted to the corporate services department in 2018 where she began assisting thoroughly the corporate team. Today Nicole effectively manages and heads the corporate team bringing forward a more efficient and structured daily quality of work for our clients. Her persistence and development has resulted in Nicole being awarded with the Appreciation Award chosen by the group in 2019 and Employee of the Year in 2020.

Email:nicole@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Corporate Analyst

Jessica Attard

Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Business Enterprise from the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology in 2017. Following her graduation, Jessica worked with the Times of Malta, a local English language newspaper published by Allied Newspapers Limited. In 2018, Jessica joined E&S Group as a Junior Corporate Administrator, where her main roles specifically included assisting clients with company formation in different jurisdictions and bank account opening, both locally and overseas. Currently, as a Corporate Analyst, her role also includes the servicing of day-to-day client requirements and follow ups, as well as statutory filings to local authorities.

Email:jessica.attard@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Administration Support

Paola Giovanna Tonna

Paola joined E&S Group in September 2019 as a Front Office & Administration Support.

 

She graduated in Economics and Tourism Management in Catania. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management for Marketing & Communications held at “Birkbeck University in London”.

Prior to joining E&S Group, she has been working in Sales for the past 7 years where she gained experience in customer service, and in maintaining developing client relationships.

 

Paola is fluent in English and Italian.

Email:paola@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Accounts Manager

Brittany Cutajar

Brittany joined E&S Group in 2015 as an Accounts Analyst and took on a managerial role in 2017, within the Accounts Department, overseeing a team of junior accountants and the preparation of Financial Statements for companies operating in the financial sector, manufacturing, shipping and aviation, and gaming industry amongst others. She is currently furthering her studies in accountancy and is undergoing a Master’s Degree with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Brittany is fluent in English and Maltese with a proficient understanding of Italian.

Email:brittany@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Accounts Manager

Alexandra Abela

Alexandra is an experienced payments’ professional with 10 years’ experience gained working with global companies, in both established and start-up environments. Prior to joining E&S Group, Alexandra was the Vice President of Customer Services at Credorax Bank, where she managed Global Support (US, Malta), Technical Support, Product Management, and Integration. Since joining E&S Consultancy she has been tasked with the preparation of financial statements for various clients. She is currently studying ACCA.

Email:alexandra@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Accounts Analyst

Chantel Said

Chantel holds a Diploma in Business and Finance, A-Level in Accounts Matsec and Edexcel London. She has been working with E&S Group since December 2014. She is currently studying ACCA to obtain a Diploma in Accountancy and Business. Her main responsibilities within the E&S Group are mainly finalizing of Financial Statements, preparation of VAT returns for companies trading in various sectors.

Email:chantel.said@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Accounts Associate

Lara Portelli Gauci Borda

Lara joined E&S group as an Accounts Associate. She obtained her ACCA diploma in Accountancy & Business and is currently studying to obtain a Master’s Degree with ACCA. Lara previously occupied the role of an Accounts Administrator for 10 years, where she gained valuable experience with one of the leading Aviation Companies in Malta.

Email:lara@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Accounts Analyst

Shirley Calleja

Shirley joined E&S Group as an accounts analyst. For the past 15 years, Shirley has lived in Canada, only to return to Malta recently. She worked in the shipping industry, where she gained experience in various fields including logistics, marketing, administration and customer relations. She studied international trade and acted as a freight consultant to both ship agents and clients alike.

Email:shirley@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Accounts Trainee

Leah Sammut Mock

Leah Sammut Mock joined E&S Group as an Accounts Administrator and was then promoted as an Accounts Trainee, whilst studying at The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. Her daily duties consist of supporting and assisting the accounts team with their daily operations.

Email:leah@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Financial Controller

Maria Camilleri

Maria joined E&S Group in 2019 as a Financial Controller. Prior to joining E&S Group, she has been working in Accounts for the past 6 years gaining experience in various sectors such as the Transport & Automotive Industry, the Oil, Gas & Energy Industry with a reputable local Company and in the Reinsurance Industry with a multi-national Company. She is currently undertaking the final stages of the ACCA Qualification.

Email:maria.camilleri@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Accounts Administrator

Stephanie Caruana

Stephanie joined E&S Group as an accounts administrator back in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in European Studies (Honours) as well as a Master’s Degree in Diplomatic Studies both from the University of Malta. Whilst pursuing her studies, Stephanie worked as a clerical assistant within the various departments of one of Malta’s leading engineering and manufacturing companies.

 

 

Email:stephanie@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Bernadette Bajada

Bernadette Bajada joined E&S Group in November 2018 as an executive assistant to the CEO. She graduated from MCAST, where she gained a diploma in business. She also has a certificate in SAGE and ECDL. Just before joining E&S Group, she obtained experience in the financial and shipping industry. She held a senior position in a trust company for three years, followed by a position as a Tied Insurance Intermediary.

Bernadette is fluent in Maltese and English.

 

 

 

Email:bernadette@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Front Office Manager & PA

Donna Micallef

Donna joined E&S Group in April 2016 to form part of the Front Office team. Her role is to manage the Front Office department, assists in the day-to-day administration of the Group and is a personal assistant to two of the company’s directors.

Donna is fluent in English, Maltese and Italian.

 

 

Email:donna@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Secretary

Margaret Galea

Margaret joined E&S Group in November 2018 as a secretary.  Her main duties are to assist in the day-to-day administration of the group. Prior to joining E&S Group, she worked in the medical industry for over ten years as a front office administrator.

She is fluent in Maltese and English and has a good knowledge of Italian.

 

 

 

 

Email:margaret@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

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