As one of the few women operating in the top-flight of the local construction industry, Denise Xuereb has spearheaded landmark projects such as the Parliament Building, and the construction works of the new Caravaggio centre within St John’s Co-Cathedral. She currently leads two major projects at AX Group: the extension and refurbishment of the Seashells Resort at Suncrest and the redevelopment of the Suncrest Lido, as well as the redevelopment of the Verdala Terraces and Hotel.

“The different dynamic of recent years has made us more agile, alert and focused on the present. The pandemic provided a reality check about what is really important and changed outlooks. This is evident from changes in work patterns and a much larger emphasis on work-life balance. Nevertheless, businesses should not just focus on the present. It is our duty as business owners and visionaries to adapt our work practices and businesses to be flexible, not only to keep up with evolving trends but to be ahead of the game with medium- and long-term strategies.

“No one in 2019 could have anticipated what the world would go through in the following three years, but we all saw patterns and trends following the pandemic. Keeping close to the ground, and talking to customers, employees and stakeholders will give you a pretty good sense of where trends are heading. Lack of agility, a slow reaction time and a lack of flexibility may result in organisations falling behind.

“I choose to remain positive, as I believe in and support ‘Product Malta’. There is a lot of good that happens around us every day that goes unnoticed. New concepts and developments achieve a constant process of innovation, growth and improvement.”

This feature was first carried in the MaltaCEOs 2023 print publication, the sister brand to, both produced by Content House Group

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