Press Information Notice

​07 May 2019


The Malta Statistics Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Etienne Caruana as Director General of the National Statistics Office, with effect from 7 May 2019.

Mr. Caruana has worked at the NSO for 18 years. In 2005, he was appointed Manager with direct responsibility for Social Statistics including demography, education, national surveys such as the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions and the Household Budgetary Survey, and culture. In 2009, he became Director, leading labour market, tourism, demography, migration, education and cross-sectional regional statistics. Mr. Caruana also had responsibility for the Economic Statistics Directorate. Since January 2018, he has carried out the role of Acting Director General for the whole Office.

Mr. Caruana has wide international exposure and, in his senior positions within the NSO, has built important networks with the European Commission, International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and the national statistical institutes of many countries. For many years, he has been a member of the European Directors of Social Statistics working group and has worked with Eurostat on sectoral reviews and technical assistance to Non-EU countries. Mr. Caruana is also a member of the European Statistical System Committee, the highest decision-making body on statistical matters within the Commission. At the local level, he gave a contribution to several professional bodies, including the Pensions Strategy Working Group.

Mr. Caruana is a Mathematics and Physics graduate and holds a Masters in Statistics and Operations Research.​