Miriam is an ardent lover of books, art, music and the theatre and a keen follower of international tennis. Within the constraints of her busy schedule she is an avid walker. She looks back with nostalgia at her own experience completing the demanding Camino de Santiago de Compostela.<br />
Her professional passion is transport, particularly maritime transport. She has been involved in the transport industry for almost forty years. Her first brush with the maritime industry was as a young child at the shipyard run by her father. It was an inquisitiveness and experience that was eventually to develop into a deep commitment and involvement. This notwithstanding, her early years were with the national airline to become the first female load control officer. After more than ten years the sea claimed her back.<br />
Her first years ‘at sea’ were on the Administration side familiarising herself with the international and national regulatory aspect, particularly affairs of the International Maritime Organisation. She formed part of the team within the maritime administration that was to revolutionise Malta’s maritime legal infrastructure and marketing strategy. This revolution led to Malta becoming one of the foremost international maritime registers in the world. Miriam represented Malta at IMO meetings and a number of marketing initiatives, including the one that launched the concept of Maritime Malta. Today she participates at meetings of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Social Affairs Committee within the European Community Shipowners’ Association.
Crossing over to the private sector she had a couple of years stint in Greece acquiring her first close insight of the international shipping sector. In 2001 Miriam set up MCConsult providing services in the main to the ever increasing number of shipowners and financiers attracted to the Malta flag. She is a licensed company service provider while the core mission of MCConsult is to provide to an international clientele legal and administrative representation related, in the main, to corporate affairs (as Miriam Camilleri), ship registration and financing and, crew certification under Maltese law. Miriam is a firm believer that one of Malta’s and also her company’s strengths is the ability to deliver an efficient and personalised service. To this day, true to her words, together with her staff she ardently puts into practice her company’s motto that she developed, Proud To Be Of Service.<br />
Forty years later down the line, Miriam is still actively involved in what had long been the focus of her professional life. Today, Miriam shares the intensity of her involvement with her daughter, not surprisingly, a maritime lawyer. Of course transport is still deeply ingrained in her and, the allure of the maritime industry is not easy to resist. Miriam remains an active member of a number of organisations such as the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, the Chamber of SME’s and, is a board member of the Malta Maritime Forum.
Ms Camilleri has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, C.I.L.T. (U.K.) for over thirty years and since 2016 she chairs the Malta Branch of the Institute. Until recently she was also the Vice President of the Malta Maritime Law Association. Ms Camilleri is the local Malta representative of the Korean Register of Shipping, an internationally recognised classification society. Proudly she is also the Honorary Consul for Georgia.