Jean Claude Muscat has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry in Malta as well as international markets in Europe and North Africa.
In 1990 he joined The Saint James Natural Childbirth Centre – which was founded in 1986 by his father, Dr Josie Muscat. In 2002 Jean Claude spearheaded negotiations on behalf of the Saint James Hospital Group when the family business took over Malta’s largest private hospital.
As CEO, Jean Claude was responsible for the financial turnaround of the hospital, which had been loss-making since its inception, and ensured it registered a profit within 12 months. It has recorded consistent growth ever since.
Jean Claude also headed the first tangible expansion of the Saint James family business, setting up three specialised eye clinics in Malta and two abroad. He also directed the setting up of a new concept clinic in Malta called Transforma Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, which specialises in walk-in, walk-out cosmetic services.
In June 2008, Jean Claude was appointed Director and CEO of Overseas Healthcare Ltd, set up in 2003 to manage Saint James’s overseas operations, and turned a loss-making operation in Libya – where Saint James owns a clinic – into a profit-making venture within 12 months.
A second clinic was opened in Libya in 2012 and a third clinic servicing expatriates within Palm City, Libya, was opened in 2013. In 2014, Jean Claude headed negotiations for the OHL North African Division to partner with a team of foreign investors setting up a new company under the brand Libyan Maltese Healthcare Group. Projects include building and operating multi-disciplinary private healthcare facilities.
OHL has also opened a specialised eye clinic in Budapest, Hungary, and in 2015 a second ophthalmic surgery clinic was opened in Pecs, Hungary, which is approximately 200km away from Budapest.
Jean Claude also set up his own independent medical importation and distribution company – Medical Supplies Ltd, which established itself as a leading supplier in the local healthcare market. It has now been absorbed by the Saint James Hospital Group.
Mr Muscat – who is married and with children also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Henley (UK).