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。
Hail the honorary consul - one of the few who can boast of having played a significant role in the world of ship registration. The island of Malta owes thanks to John Gauci-Maistre for helping make it a major maritime centre and for fostering good relations with other nations. The latter he has done through representing Malta Chamber of Commerce in overseas meetings.
As a result of Graham Greene’s 1993 novel, ‘The Honorary Consul’, the breed got rather a bad name. The book featured an obsequious drunkard of dubious authority named Charlie Fortnum, resident in a fictitious town in Argentina.
People like Gauci-Maistre have helped restore the reputation of the genre. As we shall see, he is busy doing that Europe-wide.
His success on the maritime scene alone is impressive. He has helped Malta amass a giant shipping register from scratch.
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
Stephen Mallia joined GM International Services Limited as Shipping Clerk in 2018 in order to assist the Ship Registration Department. Initially he focused on clerical duties related to shipping and crewing. Nowadays he is responsible for the crewing applications and renewal of radio licences apart from other general office duties.
Beginning of 2019 he was promoted to a Junior Shipping Administrator.
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
Irene Caruana Laus, accountant and economist by profession, is the Chief Financial officer of the GM group. She is responsible to monitor the accounting records of Economicard Worldwide Limited, GM Corporate & Fiduciary Limited, GM International Services Limited, GM International Conferences and Exhibitions Limited, Estrestates Limited and Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance). She assists the team with the preparation of any accounting work required for clients and she makes an effort to keep the team up to date with current developments.
She joined the Company in November 2018 after 10 years’ experience with a Big Four Accounting Firm in Malta. Over the years she reviewed book keeping, management accounts and financial statements for clients, VAT returns and recap statements and prepared/reviewed payrolls for renowned companies in Malta. She set up the accounting system for various companies and prepared budgets for clients.
Irene tries to be the change that the Company wants to see, and with her team she works to provide a customer oriented service strategy.
English, Maltese, Italian
Malta Institute of Accountants
Malta Institute of Taxation (student)
BA Hons Economics, University of Malta
FIA FCCA CPA
Diploma in Funds Administration, IFS Malta
Diploma in Computer Studies, STC
Studied a Diploma in VAT, MIM
Currently studying for a Diploma in Taxation, MIT.
Shireburn, Dakar and Eyepay payroll software
Sage Line 50 and Navision
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.