A founding partner at Malta Inc Dr. Robert J Lafayette PhD, is a New York-based business developer and consultant. He earned his PhD in Anthropology and Education, focusing on Corporate and Industrial Development from Columbia University. Dr. Lafayette also holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy, a Master’s degree in Education, an MBA in Finance, and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. 

Dr. Lafayette has worked inside several organizations, many times at the board or policy level. Between 1972 and 1983 he worked in the corporate environment in areas relating to cost, general accounting, finance, strategic planning, marketing research and sales. He has since been a consultant in areas such as business, human related development, investments, finance, accounting, marketing, management, strategic planning and risk management. He has also served as member of the Board of Directors of a number of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. 

Between 2002 and 2010, Dr. Lafayette was a board member on the Malta Listing Committee (within the Malta Financial Services Authority), during which time, he helped oversee the development and implementation of, and compliance with, regulations for domestic and foreign companies applying for or listed with the Malta Listing Authority.  From 2001 to 2007, while living in Malta he worked as a Business Consultant to policy makers, educators, and other professionals.

Dr. Lafayette lectures occasionally on Direct Marketing and business development at SUNY/FIT’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology and offers personal and professional guidance on opportunities stemming from life events and challenges. A native-born New Yorker, Robert continues to reside in New York City.