Hamidreza Ghanbari

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ghanbari is a seasoned private banker with in-depth knowledge of corporate banking and over 10 years of experience in the banking industry. Since the inception of Pilatus Bank, he was responsible for business development and attracted significant institutional and private clients as Head of Private Banking.  He gained expertise vis-à-vis regulatory environments, compliance, and operations at tier one international banks in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. He holds a bachelor’s degree from International University in Geneva and a Master of Business Administration with specialization in “Global Banking and Finance” from University of Birmingham and has been a Moody’s certified lender since 2007.

Luis Felipe Rivera

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Rivera has a well-balanced and expansive skills set, consisting of both technical and practical knowledge across a breadth of industries. His passion for technology is demonstrated through his leadership behind the bank's advanced core technologies and strategies.  Previous experience and responsibilities include business analysis, risk and IT managment consulting. Mr. Rivera holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University and is certified by the Project Management Institute.

Tatiana Zammit

Financial Controller

Mrs. Zammit leads the Finance function at the Bank. She has extensive knowledge and experience in accounting, finance, taxation and financial regulation.  Prior to joining the Bank, Mrs. Zammit headed the Financial Planning & Accounting function at Yapi Kredi Bank, and was responsible for the regulatory reporting function at Mediterranean Bank.  Her several years of experience in internal and external audit roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton have served as a strong backbone for her current position.  Mrs. Zammit is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation and an Associate of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Dr. Claude-Anne Sant Fournier

Head of Legal and Compliance

Dr. Sant Fournier leads Pilatus Bank’s legal team and is responsible for regulatory affairs and compliance. Prior to joining the bank, Dr. Sant Fournier specialized in AML and regulatory compliance during her tenure at KPMG, where she advised and assisted local and foreign banks with compliance to Maltese and the European Union regulatory frameworks.  She also has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation since graduating as a doctor of laws (LLD) from the University of Malta.