The Salvo Grima Group (SGG) recently appointed its new Chief Commercial Officer, Karl Aquilina. The move highlights another key step forward within SGG’s plans for a complete restructure and on-going growth.


“Salvo Grima is a young company that is constantly on the move,” says SGG’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Aquilina. “We give great importance to our core businesses while, in addition, always have two or three projects in development at any one time.


“Now that Karl has been appointed, he will be heavily involved in the Group’s immediate plans, which includes the implementation of three important new businesses and the simultaneous restructuring of our entire operation.”


Mr Karl Aquilina began his career as a sales representative boarding vessels and liaising with captains as part of SGG’s ship supply department, which is the Group’s principal original operation. He progressed through the ranks and, eventually, took charge of other areas of the business, including the company’s logistics sector.


Then, in 2012, Karl was appointed to the Group’s Executive Committee. This provided him with an overview of the entire company and a role in the decision-making process across the whole of SGG.


“I am obviously thrilled to have been appointed CCO and am excited by the challenges ahead,” says Mr Karl Aquilina, who will also be responsible for the local distributorship of British American Tobacco products.


“Having recently co-led the team that successfully launched two new ventures for SGG in Palma de Mallorca, I am acutely aware of the many opportunities open to us and eager to exploit them as much as I can.”


“I also hope to introduce a fresh approach to the management of SGG, and to engage my colleagues across all levels within the company. Most importantly, I am driven to successfully take the Group through this period of transition and onto a bigger and brighter future,” he adds.