Alex Rizzo

Dr. Ing. Alex Rizzo’s main fields of expertise are in vocational education & training (VET), small business strategy, alternative technologies and integrated water resource management, with some 30 publications to date. He has been responsible for the implementation of a number of national technology-based projects over the years, such as the efficiency enhancement of the national potable water infrastructure. Presently he is the Head of University College at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) Previously he was the director and founder of the MCAST Institute of Applied Sciences.

Key Areas of Focus: 1) Vocational Education & Training (VET); 2) Entrepreneurship & Small Business Strategy; 3) Alternative Technologies; 4) Integrated Water Resource Management.

Key Professional Achievement: Implementation of a national water loss control strategy in Malta, resulting in a leakage reduction from an ILI (Infrastructure Leakage Index) of 10 to an ILI of below 3; National leakage reduced from 3,000m3/Hour to 600m3/Hr.

Key Academic Achievements: Grounded theory research on small firm strategic behaviour, mapping of a typology of pathways of dynamic small firm growth behaviour. Ongoing research into the strategic and entrepreneurial behaviour of vocational students and graduates.

Key Affiliations: Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (FCIWEM); Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET); Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).