The mission of CORE Platform
“To promote, to debate, to raise awareness about and to disseminate the concepts of Corporate Citezenship and Corporate Social Responsibility and to be a platform of exchange and mutual learning among the members, its associates, civil society and other partners at national and international levels.”
Helga Ellul was the Chief Executive Officer of Playmobil Malta Ltd until 2012. The company was set up in 1971 and currently employs over 1,000 people. Helga later set up a consultancy company Advise Ltd, and is board member and Chairman of various local businesses. She has also held various posts on boards of both constituted bodies and governmental organisations. She served as the Deputy Chairman of the Employment & Training Corporation between 1990 and 1996 and was President of the Foundation for Human Resources Development between 1995 and 2003.
Helga was the first female President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, with her tenure ending in March 2011. She was awarded the ‘Medalja ghall-Qadi tar-Repubblika’ in 1994 and received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit on behalf of the German President by the German Ambassador Bernd Braun in 2011. Helga is married to Joseph A. Ellul and has two children, Christian and Chiara, and two grandchildren Maya and Thomas. Her family has always been her top priority and her biggest achievement has been to combine career and family.
Executive 2016 - 2021
Matteo joined CORE Platform in May 2016. He is in charge of the administration of the organisation and helps in the setting up and coordination of events and meetings. He is also directly involved in the management of any projects that CORE Platform undertakes. Matteo graduated from the University of Malta with a B.A. (Hons) in International Relations in 2011 and a M.A. in Diplomatic Studies in 2013. He also holds an M.A. in Hospitaller Studies. Apart from this, in 2013, he also graduated from the Institute for Tourism Studies as a Professional Tour Guide of the Maltese Islands.
Before joining CORE Platform, Matteo worked with the Malta Business Bureau and, briefly, with the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.
Matteo resigned from his Executive position with CORE Platform in 2021.
Executive 2022 - Present
Julian holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration & Management from the University of Malta and possesses over two decades of experience in the field of shipping and logistics. He has held various significant roles within esteemed organizations such as China Shipping Container Lines, COSCON, and Yang Ming Malta offices. In late 2016, Julian founded ShipOne Agencies Ltd, where he assumed the role of Managing Director, leveraging his profound expertise in the realm of shipping and logistics.
In May 2022, Julian became a valuable addition to the CORE Platform team, assuming responsibility for the organization’s administration, contributing to the planning, coordination of events, meetings, and actively participating in the management of projects undertaken by CORE Platform.
Furthermore, since 2022, he has been an esteemed member of the Academy of Givers’ standing committee, where he also serves as the committee secretary. Additionally Julian serves as the President of JCI La Valette Chapter for the year 2023.
Through the supporting of activities, CORE Platform will aim to develop stronger bonds between businesses, NGOs and communities. CORE Platform will support experiences of exchange and mutual learning amongst members and stakeholders at national and international levels.
CORE Platform is under the patronage of H.E. The President of Malta. It is also a member of CSR Europe and is their National Partner Organisation in Malta. CSR Europe is chaired by IBM Europe and has more than 40 CSR Organisations in more than 30 European countries.