ANDREW NAUDI

Technology Partner, NOUV

MARK A. AQUILINA

Managing Partner, NOUV

Mark A. Aquilina, is a C-Level professional, founder and Managing Partner of NOUV, a multi-discpilinary firm established in 2008, that helps organisations identify, design, and execute their strategy.

 

He is a fellow member of the management institute UK, the International Academy of Business and Financial Management, and is a certified Master Financial Controller and Master Financial Professional. He is currently reading for a Master’s (MSc) degree in Finance at the University of Aberdeen.

 

His experience in the financial services industry dates back to more than has 25 years and worked with large and small firms alike, both locally as well as internationally. Throughout his career, Mark occupied roles in the consultancy division of Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young, was a Group Financial Controller of a renowned Group of companies in Malta and a Financial Controller with one of the largest groups in the Middle East.

DANIEL BILOCCA
Risk and Compliance Director, NOUV

Daniel Bilocca joined NOUV in February 2021 as its Risk and Compliance Director after a number of years at KSI Malta and previously HSBC Bank Malta plc. Daniel has occupied various senior roles related to Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance and Risk Management reporting to various committee members at board level. 

 

He has been instrumental in drafting numerous internal policies pertaining to AML and Risk and as a foremost professional in his field, he has been invited to participate in local and international panel discussions, conferences and summits, on subjects related to Blockchain, Risk Management and Compliance. Besides his ICA qualification, Daniel holds a Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing and was one of the first in Malta to qualify in the ‘Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act’ course.

 

More recently he has successfully completed a Higher Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

ANDRE STIVALA
Senior Manager, NOUV

Andre started his career as a Sound Engineer. After eight months as a Revolut Ambassador, Andre worked as a freelance Data Protection Officer and later joined Kyte Consultants as a Compliance and Assurance Advisor and then, as a Data Protection Officer.

 

In June of 2021 he joined Tuning Fork as a Senior Manager specialised in Cyber Security & Resilience, Information Security, Standardization & Compliance. Andre advises companies of varying sizes about the need to instil a culture of confidentiality, integrity and availability across-the-board in order to achieve a secure information environment.

 

Andre assists organisations in the design and implementation of a tailored information security frameworks to confirm to the various international standards.

Andrew is specialised in Information Technology, Project Management, IT Service Delivery and iGaming technical, compliance regulatory matters. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (BSc IT) from the University of Malta and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) specialising in e-Commerce, from the University of Grenoble. 

 

For the last 20 years Andrew has held various roles within a local IT services and integration solutions company. Andrew started his career as a software developer, evolving into a business analyst, project manager and eventually heading Project Management Office and serving as Chief Operating Officer. During this period Andrew led several large scale multi-national IT project implementations. Following that, Andrew also served as Chief for Programme Management and Information Systems at the Malta Gaming Authority for a few years, primarily responsible for delivering the Authority’s strategy and IT implementation. While at the Authority, Andrew oversaw the redrafting and enactment of the 2018 Gaming Act and all subsidiary legislation including AML and Compliance related guidelines, for the iGaming industry in Malta.

 

Andrew has worked on various assignments in the field of IT and Compliance in numerous industries including Hospitality, Oil and Gas, Insurance, iGaming, Fintech, Government and many more. He has led large development teams as well as service delivery and operations teams. Andrew brings a wealth of experience having delivered numerous projects ranging from large scale ERP implementations to more specialised initiatives.

 

Andrew currently runs his own consultancy firm at NOUV focusing primarily on regulatory compliance, AML and RG, IT Consultancy, Internal and External Audit and Business Process Reengineering in the iGaming industry.