Mr Omar Schembri holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the University of Malta and is in possession of a warrant to practice as a Certified Public Accountant and of a practising certificate in auditing. Mr Schembri has been employed in the financial services industry for a number of years bringing a comprehensive understanding of the administrative and operational infrastructure required by various types of investment schemes. After completing his studies at the University of Malta, Mr. Schembri joined an audit firm where he was involved in the accounting and auditing of a range of clients operating in various industries. Prior to moving into the financial industry, he has obtained considerable experience at a law firm in setting up and managing effective corporate structures for international clients and businesses worldwide, advising on corporate taxation and liquidations. Five years later, using the experience obtained, Mr. Schembri joined Apex Fund Services in 2008 and is currently occupying the position of Head of Operations at Apex Fund Services (Malta) Ltd which forms part of the Apex Group, one of the world’s largest independent fund administration companies. Throughout the years at Apex Fund Services (Malta) Ltd, he has been assisting in the formation and operational structure of a portfolio of investment schemes registered in Malta, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Luxembourg. Mr Schembri also acts as a director and money laundering officer for a number of collective investment schemes licensed in Malta.