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Brian graduated from the University of Malta with a BA (Hons) degree in Accountancy in 1988. In 1992, he started his own practice as a sole practitioner gradually developing into a medium-sized firm. Brian’s visionary capabilities have helped shape the organisation and nurture it into the competitive and leading organization it is today. His drive and business perception led him to join the Nexia International network in 2007 to enable the organization to expand its services internationally. This move has served the firm well and as a result, it has experienced marked growth both on the local front as well as globally where it has also won international awards. Brian’s strengths lie in his acumen to grasp complex business situations or problem areas and effectively devise salvage strategies that bear tangible results. He is recognized for his ability to make decisions timely and effectively enabling clients to achieve growth in a profitable manner. Core to this success is also his reputable time management skills and competitive yet professional respecting approach whilst retaining a people-friendly character. 

As the firm’s managing partner, Brian is responsible for the firm’s strategy and business development and is an audit and advisory partner. He has regularly served as an advisor to various public and private entities and presently leads a number of assignments assisting clients to obtain financing and growing their businesses both locally and internationally. 

On a personal level, he is an enthusiastic tennis and squash player and still plays the odd football match. His passions are fishing and being an avid Liverpool F.C. supporter and follow his football team activities religiously.

  brian.tonna@nexiabt.com

Karl is a certified public accountant and holds a diploma in taxation. He graduated from the University of Malta with an honours degree in Accountancy in 1998. Until 2001 he was employed locally with an international audit firm and during this time he was seconded to their London office on a number of occasions where he was in charge of various prominent audit and accountancy engagements. Upon joining Nexia BT as a manager he was involved in a number of accountancy projects, due diligence exercises and valuations.

Karl was made partner of the firm in 2006 and in the same year was entrusted with negotiating the firm’s admission into the Nexia International network. He has since managed the firm’s Tax and International Client Services Department. In this position, Karl provides a comprehensive service to international clients with a specific focus on corporate services and tax advisory. He frequently delivers presentations on various topics at Nexia International conferences, meetings and other seminars. Karl’s extensive knowledge of Malta’s tax system and structures together with his in-depth experience of residence and citizenship programmes have been catalysts for the firm’s rapid development in this area. 

His meticulous approach to detail coupled with an innate proficiency in identifying opportunities for tax efficiency has been key in establishing Nexia BT’s reputation as a specialist sought by people seeking a Malta Citizenship or wishing to relocate to Malta. As a strong problem solver, Karl’s main competency lies in providing the best cost-effective alternatives available built around tax and residence programme friendly configurations. Karl is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Investment Migration Council. He is also an accredited agent under the Regulations of The Individual Investor Programme (IIP) and the Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP).

  karl.cini@nexiabt.com

Manuel joined Nexia BT in 2001 as a manager. He was admitted to partnership in 2006. He is an audit partner, also serving as HR partner. He is the firm’s compliance principal, hence being responsible for Quality Assurance and Risk Management.

Manuel obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1994 and graduated with honours in Accountancy from the University of Malta in 1996, obtaining his warrant as a Certified Public Accountant in 1999. He trained with Grant Thornton, also gaining experience internationally while being seconded to the firm’s Oxford office. He also briefly headed the accounting unit of the corporate services department of a local law firm. Manuel is a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants.

Manuel has almost twenty-five years’ experience in the profession, mainly providing audit services, but also being involved in accounting and management consultancy.

  manuel.castagna@nexiabt.com

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