David was not only an excellent Financial Director of our firm, but he was, more importantly to me personally, a really true friend and advisor. We worked very closely together for over 15 years and every time there was a problem which we faced, he always found a solution to any such problem that would arise. Not having David around is not only a big void to our firm but also to me personally. I must confess that he was also a great mentor to many of our younger colleagues as he always gave them advice as if he were their own father. He will always be in our hearts. May he rest in peace.
Francis J. Vassallo
FJVA regularly runs a policy of “dress down days” during which staff is encouraged to dress less formally and to make donations to various local charitable projects such as Migrant Woman Association, NGO’s for cat rescue, local children needing medical treatments abroad, Lions Club Sliema getting a guide dog etc.
Beside this, FJVA devote a percentage of its revenues to the Mimici foundation, created in memory of Mr. Francis J. Vassallo’s wife, to support education and health projects in Malta.
To celebrate our 20th years of activities and to mark our vision for the future, we had 2 full days of celebrations on June 7th and 8th 2018.
In the evening of June 7th, we invited our foreign clients and friends to a cocktail reception on board of Fernandez, anchored in the Grand Harbour of Valletta, from where we enjoyed the pageant of the sea spectacle and fireworks commemorating the National Holiday.
The following day, our foreign guests were taken to a special guided tour of Valletta and Medina, personally arranged by us to provide them with an exclusive cultural and historical insight of Malta.
Concluding the two days celebrations, in evening of June 8th, we held a private dinner inviting our local business partners and most distinguished Maltese friends at the truly spectacular Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. During the dinner, the worldwide acclaimed tenor Josepf Calleja gave a private performance as token of friendship to our founding partner Mr. Francis J. Vassallo.
While FJVA’s name and logo were projected against the view of Birgu surprising our guests, Mr Vassallo was taken my sincere emotions thanking all the present attendees, the local and foreign clients and friends, and especially FJVA’s team, for over two decades of successful work.