Member of Parliament, Maltese Government
Silvio Schembri ( born in May 21, 1985) is a Maltese politician and academic currently serving as a Member of Parliament.
Silvio Schembri was born in Luqa , the second child among four siblings. His father John Schembri has been occupying the office of Mayor of Luqa since 2001. Silvio is married to lawyer Deandra Schembri from Qormi whom he wed in July 2012. They currently have one son, Zak, born in June 2014. Schembri is a Roman Catholic.
Hon.Schembri attended Luqa Primary School and St Augustine College . Following his post secondary education at Junior College, he graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Honours in Economics. He later specialized in Economic studies, attaining a Masters degree in Economy from the University of Malta.
Silvio Schembri has been appointed as chairman of the Responsible Gaming Foundation Malta, an independent institution which was set up with the scope of helping, educating and preventing problems related to gambling. He accepted the responsibility on a voluntary basis.
As a member of Parliament Hon. Schembri also Chairs the parliamentary committee for economic and financial affairs. Presently he works as an advisor for the Economy Affairs Ministry and lectures Economics studies at the University of Malta.
Silvio Schembri was a founding member and general manager of LAG XLOKK foundation. LAG XLOKK was officially recognised as a Local Action Group responsible to implement the Leader Programme in Malta aimed to improve the development potential of rural areas focusing on bringing together the different public and private local actors.
Political biography & Achievements
Schembri was president of the PULSE JC movement and president of the Students’ Council at the Junior College, Public Relations Officer of the GWU Youths’ Section and Education Secretary at the Luqa Labour Party Local Committee. Silvio contested the local council elections for Luqa on the Labour Party ticket, where at the age of 18, he became Malta’s youngest councillor.
At the age of 27 Hon Schembri was elected to parliament on the Labour ticket, for the first time on March 2013.