Ray Debattista BOV

In this latest piece, first carried on MaltaCEOs 2024 – the annual publication featuring 50 of Malta’s most influential CEOs in wide ranging interviews and much more – we discover what C-suite heavyweights have to say about making and maintaining connections that count.

Ray Debattista is a Chief People and Culture Officer at Bank of Valletta with a strong background in human resources within the banking industry.

“Networking is crucial – both within the wider market and especially with the people in your organisation.

“People have an innate need to connect with others, particularly with like-minded individuals in similar roles who understand and empathise with their challenges, but also with professionals from other spheres who can offer fresh perspectives. In fact, reaching out, getting involved and maintaining genuine connections are fundamental ingredients of growth and success.

“Reaching out, getting involved and maintaining genuine connections are fundamental ingredients of growth and success.”

Ray Debattista, BOV Chief People and Culture Officer

“Networking is all about connecting with people who understand your work, can share ideas and best practices, challenge the status quo, propose new and innovative solutions, and serve as educators and role models.

“What’s more, people have so many experiences that are both unique and at the same time universal, that sharing them enriches professional life and makes it so much more rewarding.”

This feature was first carried on the 2024 edition of the annual print publication MaltaCEOs, the sister brand to MaltaCEOs.mt, both produced by Content House Group.

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