Chairman, European Coalition for Diabetes
Chris J. Delicata from Malta is a former Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF Global) for the triennium 2013-2015. He served as President of the International Diabetes Federation Europe Region (IDF Europe) for the period 2008-2012 where he had been actively involved as a member of the IDF Europe Board since 2003, serving also as Vice-President and Treasurer. Within the IDF Global board, Mr. Delicata served as Chair of the Global Partnerships Board Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the President's Advisory Committee.
He was a founding member of the European Coalition for Diabetes, a coalition of pan-European organisations, and served as a Co-Chair during the period 2009-2012. In 2014, he was asked by the coalition partners to serve as Chair/Spokesperson, a position he still occupies to date.
Since 2013, he has also been assisting the Alliance for European Diabetes Research (EURADIA) as its Honorary Auditor.
Mr. Delicata is an Insurance Practitioner by profession and is currently employed as a Senior Manager with GasanMamo Insurance Limited, one of the leading insurance companies in Malta.
Mr. Delicata has been actively involved in the Maltese Diabetes Association since 2001 and is President of the Association. His eldest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999 when he was just one year old. This difficult episode in his life encouraged him to work wholeheartedly for diabetes.
In 2011, Mr. Delicata was awarded the CIVI Europaeo Praemium – European Citizen’s Prize from the European Parliament in recognition of his work to promote diabetes in Europe.