The Minister



Owen Bonniċi is the Minister for Equality, Research and Innovation.

He was born and raised in Żejtun and is the youngest of two siblings. He believes that his family gave him a strong foundation in regards to commitment, effort and to working together for the common good. Owen Bonniċi graduated in the Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2004 and continued to study to obtain the diploma in Ġurisprudenza Kanonika fl-2005, mit-Tribunal Ekkleżjastiku Metropolitan.  

He practiced privately as a lawyer and lectures a​​​t the Faculty of Law in the University of Malta as ‘teaching associate’.​​

Minister B​onniċi gained momentum and succeeded in politics. He started as a councillour, then a deputy mayor of Marsascala in the name of the Labour Party. He was elected many times as a member of the National Executive Committee within the party.

He was elected in Parliament for the first time in 2008 at the age of 27 years and on election day, his daughter Ema was born.

Between 2008 and 2013, Minister Bonniċi served as a Shadow Minister to Youths & Culture and also of Higher Education, University & Research. Then, Dr. Bonniċi served as Parliamentary Secretary for Justice when elected in 2013 and as Minister for Justice, Culture & Local Government between 2014-17.
He was re-elected in 2017, keeping his previous portfolio and then, became Minister for Education & Employment in 2020.

He is a passionate football fan; one of the few in Malta who supports Southampton FC. Loves reading, music, art and culture. He considers himself as​ a self-critique though, he believes in what he can achieve and do.

He lives with Remenda Grech in Żurrieq.​
Contact Information

Ministry for Equality, Research and Innovation
Melita Street,
Valletta VLT 1410