| Mary Arrigo|
| December 4, 1954 (age 61)
Sliema, Malta (1954-12-04) |
Robert Arrigo Wikipedia
Robert Arrigo (born December 4, 1954, in Sliema) is a Maltese politician currently a Member of the House of Representatives of Malta for the Opposition. He is a prominent businessman in Malta and was a previous Sliema mayor as well as chairman of Sliema Wanderers F.C.. He was educated at Stella Maris College, Balzan, St. Aloysius' College, Birkirkara, and the University of Malta, Msida.
Arrigo's main business interests are within the travel and tourism industry, in fact he is the director of Robert Arrigo & Sons Limited, which is Quality Assured Destination Management Company and an incoming tour operator in Malta.
Arrigo was elected the first mayor of Sliema (in the interests of the Partit Nazzjonalista) in 1994, and confirmed with the highest count votes in Malta in 1997, 2000 and 2003, breaking his own record from one election to the other. Later on in 2003, Arrigo was elected to the 10th Maltese Parliament, in the interests of the Nationalist Party (Partit Nazzjonalista) on the first attempt from the Malta 10th electoral district. He has worked in some committees and parliamentary groups. He previously also held a post within the party itself. Independently, he has also served as a National Tourism of Malta board advisor.
In 2006 his wife Mary (aka Marina) Arrigo, was elected as the first woman mayor of Sliema.
He first served as a chairman of Gzira United of nearby Gzira. He then became active within Sliema Wanderers F.C.. In 1996 he was elected as a chairman of Sliema Wanderers, and he proved quite successful winning a number of trophies. He also had several controversies, the most renowned being a bitter relationship with Dr. Joe Mifsud, the chairman of the Malta Football Association, and chairmen of some other clubs. In 2008 he stepped down from the chairman post and said that he will contribute by offering to sponsor the club.