Chairman & CEO
Reuben has been involved in real estate development for more than 15 years. His international experience in structuring real estate funds and developing mixed-use projects brings a wealth of knowledge to the QP team.
His experience includes acquisitions, master planning concepts and strategic development of real estate projects in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Reuben was appointed Executive Chairman in 2011 and has spearheaded a complete restructuring of the organisation to what it is today. QP is a multi-disciplined team of designers, engineers and project managers that vary in size and use, offering its comprehensive services to a significant portfolio of clients both locally and internationally.
Head | Architecture Design
Claire graduated in architecture and civil engineering in 2002 from the University of Malta .
She has since been involved in numerous projects over the years focusing on design, master planning, and engineering projects and gaining experience in design, communication and managerial skills. Her portfolio comprises various projects in the residential, commercial, industrial and aviation sectors. Claire furthered her studies by undertaking a Masters Course in Marine Technology and graduated in 2013 from the University of Newcastle. She has been elected as a Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA) and has been registered with the Engineering Council (UK) as a Chartered Engineer.
Head | Interior Design
With eighteen years of challenging assignments and experiences, Claude has developed, and today manages our interior design team.
He, together with his team, caters for the interiors, finishes and fit-outs of a wide array of buildings gaining significant experience in high-end hotels and residences, restaurants, research and development centres, laboratories and commercial centres. With his extensive background, his input is respected in the consideration of the constructability of the interiors we create.
Head of Business Development
Ivan started his architectural career focusing on high-end residential projects.
He joined QP in 2001 and, being involved in a number of large-scale schemes, he gained significant technical expertise in various fields mostly related to architecture and real estate. Today, his engagements involve continuous interaction with clients.
He has developed a reputation for synthesising and communicating commercial and technical issues to a wide range of audiences in order to address the projects successfully. He heads the business development of the organisation and the development management processes. He works alongside the project teams, focusing on QP’s commercial and business activities, building on a well-established track record as a successful driver of growth, business improvement and shareholder value.
Head | Structural Engineering
Ramon commenced his career in 2000 after completing his degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering with First Class Honours at the University of Malta. He has since been appointed QP’s Head of the Structural Engineering Team. Ramon has a strong background in the design of structural steelwork and reinforced concrete structures.
He is actively involved in providing engineering design of spatial steel structures, which provide him with valuable knowledge in the field of high-tech roofing systems and experience in the detailing of steelwork structures. His portfolio also includes several landside and airside construction projects relating to the aviation industry. Ramon benefits from excellent organisational skills whereby he has successfully organised and managed teams to carry out various work projects.
Head | Building Services Engineering
Daniel graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor in Engineering. He later read for a Masters degree in Data Communications from the University of Brunel.
Daniel joined QP after having worked in the ICT sector for many years. He leads the integrated building services team at the Malta office. Daniel worked on a varied range of building types including some specialised buildings and infrastructural projects.
Head of Finance
Cedric graduated in banking and finance from the University of Malta in 1998. He joined the organisation in 2013 bringing along 15 years of experience during which he worked for leading organisations. Cedric’s expertise provides a variety of technical and practical strengths, including the areas of finance, human resources and administration.
Head | Project Management
Mario has more than 35 years of experience in the planning and construction of mixed-use developments, luxury hotels, historical conservation and sustainable projects.
Understanding clients’ needs, motivating and coordinating the project team, managing changes and risks throughout projects, are all aspects of his role in delivering to clients’ requirements. Mario manages all pre-contract phases, from concept to handing over, and is instrumental in delivering significant projects in Europe and North Africa on-time and on-budget.
He has lived, and worked, in countries where the projects are based including North Africa and Eastern Europe. His expertise includes a variety of technical and practical strengths providing a broad knowledge from which to draw creative and cost-effective solutions.
Head | Cost Management
Sandro started his professional career in quantity surveying way back in 1991.
He has since become a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has further complemented his academic knowledge with an MBA (Real Estate and Construction) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management. He joined QP in the capacity of a Quantity Surveyor in 2000 and was promoted to Head of Cost Management in 2004.
Sandro’s formal construction and project management training, together with the acquired experience, has given him a strong knowledge of the construction procurement process by effectively assisting project teams through the whole design process to procurement, cost control and the construction and close out phases of projects.
Head | Cultural Heritage and Geomatics
Edward graduated at the University of Malta in Classics and Archaeology.
For the past 16 years, Edward has been directly involved in the cultural heritage sector during which time, he was responsible for the management of local and foreign colleagues, adding geomatics to the portfolio in recent years.
His vast experience was built in a number of different scenarios at local sites, ranging from pre-history to sites dating to the British Period. Projects, both public and private are mainly development-oriented and include archaeological monitoring, rescue investigations, technical documentation, land surveying and 3D scanning.
Edward joined QP in 2019 when his former organisation was integrated into QP.
Jean Marc Smits
Head | International Project Management
Jean Marc started his career in the early 1980s after studying science with a motivation to explore and experiment.
His love of sailing fast over the Oceans lead to racing boat building using the highest technology available and developing it through 15 years of great experiment concluding as a shipyard director for the construction of America’s cup campaign of “Il Moro Di Venezia”.
After which Jean Marc joined the civil and construction industry concentrating in managing projects from well re-known Architect, (jean Nouvel, Norman Foster, SOM, Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid,..) ever more challenging, with a dedication to integrating innovation, cost and time with sustainability.
Working for a developer and specialist contractor alike, from Project Manager to COO, Jean Marc has now taken the lead of international project at QP with a view to growing the service to our clients through methodology, efficiency, quality and teamwork with all stakeholders.