Roderick Psaila is a qualified banker, having graduated as an Associate of the UK Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) and subsequently read a Masters in Economics at the University of Malta. He joined the Central Bank of Malta back in 1990 and had an 18-year career at this highest financial body in Malta, where he held various positions related to Banking, Monetary Policy Statistics and Financial Stability. In 2004, Roderick was engaged by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt to work as an expert on a specific assignment. In his last three years at the Central Bank, Roderick managed the Financial Stability Office.
In 2008, Roderick joined Nemea Bank and as Chief Operating Officer, he led the management team and was responsible for the setting up of the Bank. In 2010, Mr Psaila was engaged as General Manager by a prospective bank to obtain the banking license and develop the bank from scratch, before he moved on to set up his own consultancy firm – PsailaGrechCONSULT – specialised in the licensing and setting up of banks and financial institutions. Via PsailaGrechCONSULT, Roderick started working on the AgriBank project in 2011, when the firm was engaged to obtain the bank license and set it up. The license was granted in October 2012, at which time Roderick was appointed CEO of the Bank, a position he held for 6 years, until September 2018.
Mr Psaila sits on the Board of ABE Global LLC – a prospective Regulated Market Exchange closing in on a license in Malta, and on other boards. He is also consulting a number of companies on regulatory, financial and banking matters.