马耳他位于意大利西西里岛以南70英里，从东边的塞浦路斯到西边的直布罗陀, 她正好在地中海的中心。尽管面积虽小，马耳他却对整个地中海的历史有着深远的影响。每一个曾统治过或试图统治马耳他的政权, 无不利用马耳他的天然良港，控制从意大利西西里岛到北非的南北贸易，以及东西贸易的通道。
作为Economicard 全球有限集团所属子公司，GM国际服务有限公司是马耳他最大的，也是建立时间最久的船运公司。我们最早始于1977年5月13日建立的两个公司-- Maltathens海运有限公司和Maltapireo海运有限公司。到1987年，公司已拥有马耳他总登记吨位的95%。直到今天，尽管竞争日趋激烈，我们仍然是马耳他最主要的船舶注册公司，并且在一定程度上为马耳他成为世界第四大船舶登记国作出了贡献。
GM在国际市场广受赞誉，这和公司董事长John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. 先生的努力是分不开的。他曾在多家国际权威船运和海事期刊发表著作而为人所知，并多次出席国际论坛和会议。他还曾在伦敦、比雷埃夫斯和奥斯陆等地组织集团公司研讨会。GM国际服务有限公司还积极参与世界海事和船艇展，促进和推广公司多元化专业服务。
John A. Gauci Maistre K.M. is the founder and C.E.O of the GM Group (formerly Economicard Group of Companies) which embraces GM Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited and its affiliates, GM International Services Limited and GM International Conferences and Exhibitions Ltd.
He has been defined as the man who put Malta on the map of flag states since he singlehandedly pioneered ship and yacht registration under the Malta Flag in the 1970s. Long attracting top-tier maritime firms together with blue chip owning companies and operators to Malta, to date GM International Services Limited has registered over 50 million tons and formed just under 2,000 companies. Almost 50 years on, he continues to contribute to sustaining the Malta Flag Registry as the undisputed leader in the EU as well as its 6th global ranking.
Owing to the worldwide stellar reputation he enjoys in the maritime industry, John Gauci Maistre was accredited by the Panamanian Government as its consul in Malta in 1994 - a post he has held ever since. Furthermore, in 1995 he co-founded the Honorary Consular Corps and served as Dean from 1995 to 2011.
It is also through his foresight to offer international clients a holistic service provider that GMC was founded in 2009, a company specifically involved in the area of international financial services focused on the design and administration of tax efficient structures, fund management and other related services. This expansion also led to a notable number of financial institutions investing in Malta.
His experience in accountancy and legal work has enabled him to sit on various government sponsored maritime committees, advisory boards and councils, including the Association of Malta Shipowners (1990-1992); The Malta Chamber of Commerce (1993-1998, 2004-2008); the Federation Union des Consuls Hororairs en Europe [F.U.C.H.E.] (1996-2011) and the Camera di Commercio Italo-Maltese (2004-2008); and the Malta International Trade Fair Council.
Guided by his strong belief to offer something to the greater community, John Gauci Maistre currently serves as President of the philanthropic organization, National Council of the Society of St Vincent de Paul and is an active member of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Oder of Malta (S.M.O.M.) holding the rank of Knight of Magistral Grace.
Dr Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre is the Director of GM International Services Limited, a lawyer by profession, who specialises in Maritime Law, including Ship & Yacht Registration, Ship & Yacht Finance as well as Corporate and Tax Law. With the amendments of Maltese Aviation Law in recent years, he has also focused on the firm’s aviation practice.
With the substantial growth of his legal practice, Dr. Gauci-Maistre co-founded the firm Gauci-Maistre Xynou, with Ms Despoina Xynou, a Greek lawyer. Together with their growing team of lawyers, the firm is operated from Malta with a predominantly international client base.
English, Maltese, Italian
2013, Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT) Diploma in Taxation
2008-2009 MSc Degree in Maritime Affairs (Ship Management), World Maritime University. Thesis: “Shipping Strategies in the Dry Bulk and Tanker Sectors (Specialization vs Diversification)”
2008-2009 Institute of Chartered Shipbroker Professional Qualifying Examinations
2008 LL.D. Degree, University of Malta. Thesis: "The Implications for Malta in Light of the Proposed Maritime Policy by the Commission"
2006 Diploma of Notary Public, University of Malta
2005 B.A. Legal & Humanistic Studies, University of Malta
Charles, who is the Head of the Shipping Department, joined GM International Services Limited way back in 2002. At that time, he was assisting in the clerical duties within the shipping department. Over the years, he attended number of courses by which he gained a great knowledge of the shipping Industry. With GMI he specialises in Ship and Yacht Registrations under the Malta Flag as well in the Ship and Yacht Agency. Today Charles heads the Shipping Department.
English and Maltese
Member of Malta Maritime Law Association
Maria Sakka is Shipping Administrator at GM International Services Limited. She joined the company in January 2019 and started working within the Shipping Department, focusing on all aspects related to the ship and yacht registration under the Malta flag and crewing.
Prior joining GM International Services Limited, Maria was Operations Clerk within a local Shipping company whereby she gained more two years’ experience in the shipping sector, particularly in Ship Registration under the Malta flag.
Greek, English, German
Despoina Xynou, lawyer by profession, is part of the legal department of GM International Services Limited focusing primarily on ship and yacht registration under the Malta flag. She is also the founding Partner at Gauci-Maistre Xynou, having co-founded the firm in 2015. With GMX she specialises in maritime and corporate law, ship registration, ship finance, mortgages and taxation.
Despoina’s client portfolio comprises local and international law firms, financial institutions, ship owners and managers.
Greek and English
David Said is the Chief Operating Officer of the Group. He is involved in many sectors of the group amongst which include Administration, Human Resources & Training, Due Diligence and Compliances, Insurance, Property Development & Management, Company Projects, etc. He had joined the company way back in 1977 as a “General Duties Office Clerk” when the company was still in its infancy offering the innovative “Economicard - Cash Discount Card”, Ship & Yacht Registrations and Travel services. He gained a wealth of experience and in view of his organisational and demonstrated leadership skills, together with a good eye for detail, was soon appointed as office manager to oversee the daily administration of the company. Working in close collaboration with his Managing Director, they had successfully transformed the shipping department into the largest ship registration company in Malta. The company then ventured into other sectors such as computers, and he used his experiences to help the company make a huge success from the representation and promotion of Commodore Computers in Malta, which then became a household name. The company kept diversifying and growing adding new portfolios. He practically grew with the company and was eventually appointed as General Manager. He was a catalyst in helping the Group grow and achieve many goals and successes over decades which have helped the group arrive to where it proudly stands today.
English, Maltese, Italian
Lynn Cunningham is an Accounts Technician, having joined GM International in 2016. Prior to joining GMI, Lynn worked as an accounts trainee at a manufacturing company during her studies where she gained work experience in an office environment and clerical experience.
With GMI she works mainly on issuing invoices/credit notes to clients, does bank reconciliations and sending monthly statements to customers along with other administrative duties.
English and Maltese
Marija Bojkovic joined GM International Services Limited as a Junior Accountant Executive in 2018. She is mainly issuing invoices to customers and processing various accounting work as per Company's needs. Marija Bojkovic has fifteen years’ experience in accounts with other international companies.