Michael Callus is an experienced business development specialist with many years of experience in the liner maritime industry. Skilled in negotiation, operations management, freight, ocean transportation and international shipping, Michael is also the business development director and partner of Medsea Holdings and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Prior to joining the Malta Maritime Forum, Michael has served the United Arab Shipping Company in Dubai and has worked in Italy for the South European Container Hub (Genoa) and the Terminal Darsena (Livorno).
Michael Callus, CEO of Malta Maritime Forum & Business Development Director and Partner of Medsea Holdings
Name: Michael Callus
Marital status: Married
Family: Wife, a son and a daughter and the cat Dillo.
Car: Audi Q 5
School/Education: Nautical Institute, Officer of the Watch and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers
First job: Navigation Officer with Sea Malta Company Limited
Current job & company: CEO Malta Maritime Forum / Business Development Director (and Partner) at Medsea Holdings
Favourite pastime: Wargaming, Football and European History
Favourite book: Wargames by Donald F. Featherstone
Favourite film: Kingdom of Heaven and Braveheart
Favourite music: Joe Cocker, Phil Collins and Celine Dion
Favourite gadget: My garage remote
Last holiday: Lake Bled Slovenia
Favourite quote: "You make your own luck"
Role models/heroes: My father
Best advice that I have ever received: Prove yourself through hard work, not words!
What does a typical day in your life look like?
I normally wake up at 7am. Start work at the office around 9am, dividing my time between my business and the Forum. I normally end my day of work at 7pm pending any late meetings.
What business issues are high on your agenda?
Strategy and planning for the future and keeping abreast with technological developments.
What motivates you to get to the office in the morning?
There is always something new to learn in the maritime business.
Melita Gardens Salina
My favourite location: My summer house in Gozo
My favourite local food: Rabbit in garlic and Ravioli
My favourite dining experience: Melita Gardens Salina
My favourite nightspot: Anywhere serving good food in a quiet environment
Malta's Maritime Flag photo credits: CSB Group
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