Chris J. Delicata from Malta is Vice President and a former Chair of the International Diabetes Federation Europe Region (IDF Europe) for the triennium 2009-2012. He has been actively involved as a member of the IDF Europe Board since 2003, serving as Vice-President, Treasurer, and spokersperson on discrimination issues. Mr. Delicata was also a member of the IDF Executive Board representing the IDF European Region and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee during the triennium 2009-2012. In 2009 he was a founding member of the European Coalition for Diabetes, a coalition of pan European organisations, and served as a Co-Chair during the period 2009-2012.
Mr. Delicata is an Insurance Practitioner by profession and is currently employed as a Senior Manager with one of the leading insurance companies in Malta.
He has been actively involved in the Maltese Diabetes Association since 2001 and is currently Vice-President of the Association. His eldest son Jack was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999 when he was just one year old. This difficult episode in his life encouraged him to work wholeheartedly for diabetes. He is a firm believer in the rights of people with diabetes and takes a keen and active role in matters relating to discrimination, insurance, juvenile diabetes, political affairs, diabetes in disadvantaged countries and other related matters.
In 2011, Mr. Delicata was awarded the CIVI Europaeo Praemium – European Citizen’s Prize from the European Parliament in recognition of his work to promote diabetes in Europe.