Biography

 

His Excellency, George Vella President of Malta

Dr George Vella is the tenth President of the Republic of Malta, by virtue of a Parliamentary Resolution passed on 7th March 2019 by the House of Representatives.

President Vella was born on 24th April 1942.  His educational path commenced at the Żejtun Primary School, followed by secondary education at the De La Salle College in Birgu.

In 2018, he was identified by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth as one of eight ‘Eminent Persons’ from the Commonwealth to prepare a report on the ‘Governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat’.

Dr George Vella has been decorated with Companion of Honour of the National Order of Merit (Malta)‎, Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (UK), Gran Croce ‘pro Merito Melitense’ of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), Cavaliere di Gran Croce del’Ordine di Sant’Agata (San Marino), and Grand Commandeur de l’Ordre de l’Honneur (Hellenic Republic).

He is married to Miriam and has three children: Claire, Elaine, George Jr., and seven grandchildren.