Dr Stephanie Vella
Stephanie Vella is an executive director in a leading economic consultancy firm and lectures part time at the University of Malta. As an economic consultant, she has worked on a number of projects and consultancy assignments with institutions including the EU Commission, Commonwealth Secretariat, Government ministries and authorities and private sector entities.
She has experience on various funding programmes including European Regional Development Fund, Cohesion Fund, European Social Fund, Rural Development Programme and OP Fisheries.
Through her work experience she is also familiar with local funding programmes including those offered by the Malta Council for Science and Technology. She has worked on various maritime related projects including, albeit not limited to the economic and financial feasibility of onshore power supply at the Grand Harbour and Malta Freeport Terminal.
She has also worked on various cost benefit assessments on maritime infrastructure including the upgrading of the breakwater and extensions of quays in the Grand Harbour. She is currently developing and discussing with various stakeholders’ innovation within the maritime sector as part of a case study on Malta within the ESPON Bridges project.
Dr Vella has also developed various capacity events including training events on RDP evaluation as part of the services offered by the Evaluation Helpdesk. This entails the co-ordination of the event as well as the delivery of the material. She is fluent in English and Maltese.