03 August 2016


Malta 14th February 2016 – The ROCS Group has announced the appointment of Colin Aquilina as their new Chief Executive Officer. He will assume responsibilities with immediate effect.

Colin has been part of the ROCS Group team for 15 years, beginning in the year 2000 as producer and later co-presenter for the Maltese TV show Tista’ Tkun Int! before being part of the rebranding team which in 2007 saw a number of companies owned by the Vella family rebrand into one of Malta’s leading household brands – The ROCS Group. In 2007 Colin was responsible for the company finances, business development, marketing, human resources and legal aspects of the company. During that time together with the ROCS directors and team members ROCS managed to grown considerably their travel and insurance divisions, and to launch INGLOT, INGLOT the studio and perfumes&more in Malta and Libya.

“Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at ROCS, 15 years ago. I joined ROCS as I saw then how clearly this company empowers people to do magical things with their capabilities” stated Colin Aquilina

“It is an incredible honour for me to lead and serve this great company of ours. Charles, Rita, Simon and Rachel have taken it from an idea to one of the greatest and most recognised companies in the Maltese islands and occasionally beyond. While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. The industries we operate in do not respect tradition — they only respect innovation and constant change. This is a time of opportunities for all of us at ROCS. I wish to thank the Vella family for giving me such a great opportunity and for showing trust in my capabilities.” concluded Aquilina

ROCS group is one of Malta’s most recognized and respected group of companies. It’s goodwill derives from various positive strengths, in particular due to successful marketing strategies, which the company is known to be a leader in.

Conceived in 1971 by today’s Chairman Charles Vella and his wife Rita, and later their daughter Rachel and son Simon, the ROCS group has gone on to grow very successful businesses in different sectors ranging from media to real estate, broadcasting, travel, insurance, financial services, leisure, and retailing. We believe in making a difference. Through ROCS media, the ROCS group has not only been responsible for creating its own marketing campaigns, but has also been entrusted with creating campaigns for most of Malta’s leading companies. The proof of ROCS success is real and tangible. Exploring the activities of the ROCS various companies through its portfolio demonstrates that success is not only about having a strong business promise; but actually, it is about keeping it! ROCS Group – one group your group