Anthony Miceli Farrugia

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Anthony Miceli Farrugia was managing director and later chairman of the Simonds Farsons Cisk Ltd.

He was was born in Ħamrun on the 2nd of July 1914 and received his education in Messina, first at the Jesuits College of St Ignatius and then at the Istituto Tecnico ed Economico, where he obtained his diploma in accountancy.

On his return to Malta Miceli Farrugia commenced an apprenticeship in the firm of Simonds Farsons and rose steadily through various administrative positions. In 1937 he received further training, at the brewery of H & G Simonds in Reading (UK) and at the Pitman College, London. After the amalgamation of the malta Export Brewary with Simonds Farsons Ltd. He was appointed assistant secretary and advertising manager with the new company Simonds Farsons Cisk Ltd.

In 1956, following the demise of Mr. L.V. Farrugia, Miceli Farrugia became managing director of the company. Better known as "Is-Sur Nin" he was responsible for the creation of the bitter-sweet new drink Kinnie. He retired in 1995 but went on to serve aspresident of the newly set-up Farsons Foundation.

Miceli Farrugia was conferred with a knighthood of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and of the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem for his many public and philanthropic contribuitions. In 1992 he was appointed Member of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Malta (MOM). He was also been awarded the Commenda al Merito della Republica Italiana and promoted Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Republica Italiana by the Italian president for fostering closer commercial relations between Malta and Italy.

In 1946 Anthony Miceli Farrugia married Lilian Bartolo who, like him, was also a very active philantropist, rendering particular service to the Little Sisters of the Poor Home in Ħamrun, and many projects for the poor in Albania. They had two sons Mark Anthony Miceli Farrugia who also later joined the Farsons Group and Alberto, an Architect, and four daughters Erminia (Mimici), Helen, Marina and Francesca.

He died on 29 September, 2002.