We are pleased to announce that Mr Frederic Villa, Founder and Managing Director of Integritas Group, has been appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Benin for the Republic of Malta.
Mr Frederic Villa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons.) in Banking and Finance from the University of Lausanne. He has vast knowledge and experience in banking, wealth management, savings and investments, and Anti-Money Laundering compliance. He is also a recognised specialist in immigration matters, such as Residence and Citizenship-by-investment.
Mr Villa is a Swiss and Italian National. He speaks French, Italian, English, German fluently and understands Spanish. He is also a fellow of Rotary Club La Valette Malta (RCLVM) and a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP). He holds the Foundation Certificate in Trust Management from the IFSP.
The Republic of Benin
The Republic of Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. The majority of the population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean.
The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, with Cotonou being the seat of government. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres, and its population in 2020 is estimated to be approximately 12 million.
Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, and is a large cotton and palm oil exporter. Substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming.
Benin’s official language is French. However, various other indigenous languages such as Bariba, Dendi, Fon and Yoruba are widely spoken.
The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, with Islam, Vodun and Protestantism following closely.
Benin is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
It is also a member of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie, the Community of Sahel–Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association, and the Niger Basin Authority.