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Chairman of the Group
Born on the 19th September 1944, Alfred Gera de Petri graduated as a pharmacist in the University of Malta.
He lectured pharmaceutics for some years at the same University, and managed his family’s pharmacy for a period of time.
He immediately set about consolidating the family’s pharmaceutical importation business, formalising its activities into a limited liability company which he named Drugsales Ltd. Under his guidance the business grew into what it is today, and he is still very much at the helm of the group’s business strategy.
He is directly involved in the management of the family estate, having led numerous initiatives to strengthen it and to organise it among various family members.
He is a long-standing member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise, where he has served as a Council member. He has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber’s HealthCare Trade section in various posts including that of President.
He is a keen collector of Melitensia, a bibliophile, and an enthusiastic connoisseur of antique furniture and paintings, as well as a dedicated numismatist specialising in coins of Malta and the Order of Malta.
He is married to Agnès née Testaferrata Bonici, and has three children – Daniel, Andrea and Giulia.