Oradian’s team

Oradian is a team of experts from a unique combination of industries: microfinance, financial inclusion and technology. We are a global company with teams working in Zagreb, Croatia at our Head Office and in-market where our customers work.

Mission

We represent 20 nationalities, brought together by our financial inclusion mission. Interested in joining our team? See our job openings.

Meet our financial inclusion and fintech leaders

Antonio Separovic

Antonio Separovic

Co-founder and CEO

Antonio is a financial inclusion and fintech professional with more than ten years of leadership experience. Antonio has led implementations of cloud banking systems across 15 countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Antonio’s vision is to create a community of visionary financial institutions that use Oradian’s toolset to drive financial inclusion and provide access to financial services for 1.7 billion unbanked people.

Julian Oehrlein

Julian Oehrlein

Co-founder and Head of Product

Julian is a fintech leader and financial inclusion expert, with eight years of experience working side by side with financial institutions. Before co-founding Oradian, Julian worked in microfinance at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and at a fintech provider.

As Head of Product, Julian defines and oversees strategy, operational challenges, product development and customer requirements.

Onyeka Adibeli

Onyeka Adibeli

Co-founder and Head of Implementation

Onyeka brings 15 years of experience working with microfinance banks, cooperative societies and Saccos, including six years as Head of IT at one of the largest microfinance institutions in Africa.

Onyeka ensures proper adoption of Oradian’s toolset and best practice while guiding customers to overcome technical and operational challenges.

Marko Elezovic

Marko Elezovic

Head of Technology

Marko has a background in software engineering and a decade of experience in the fintech industry. Before joining Oradian, Marko led development of fintech solutions that enabled banks to use paperless transactions and improve their ‘Know Your Customer’ initiatives.

As Head of Technology, Marko guides Oradian’s QA, Infrastructure, Front End, Back End and R&D teams. Marko specialises in managing the complexity of Oradian’s toolset while continually building functionality for our customers.

Frances Gordon

Frances Gordon

Head of Communications

Frances is a marketing and communications expert with 20 years of experience helping financial services firms communicate clearly and effectively. Previously, Frances co-founded a communications consultancy and training firm with clients in Africa, the UK and Europe.

As the Head of Communications, Frances directs marketing strategy, brand development, communications and in-market campaigns.

Mihaela Smadilo

Mihaela Smadilo

Head of Talent and Culture

Mihaela is an experienced human resources professional with a background in software development, engineering and fintech. Mihaela joined Oradian after leading teams at IBM and Atlantic Grupa.

Mihaela directs talent acquisition and professional development while building Oradian’s culture.

Kristina Kezele

Head of Finance

Kristina is a manager with 20 years of experience in all areas of the telecommunication industry: finance, M&A, integration and transformation management. Kristina also has international experience working across six different companies, two of which she held CFO and Board member positions in.

At Oradian, Kristina manages financial, compliance and legal matters, including the responsibility of relations with Investors.

Morne Wiggins

Head of Customer Acquisition

Morne has a background in software and technology industries for almost 30 years. His focus has been on enterprise technologies, servicing blue-chip clients in hospitality, mining, financial services, manufacturing, utilities, and government by delivering collaboration, CRM, ERP, workflow and document management, as well as bespoke software solutions.

For the last 10 years, Morne has been involved in fintech by assisting financial institutions to extend the reach of their services using digital technologies.

Angelica Potes

Head of Global Sales Operations

Angelica has over 15 years of experience in sales within the media, telecommunications and software industries in North America and Europe.

As Head of Global Sales Operations, Angelica drives the expansion of Oradian’s global community of visionary financial institutions through strategic partnerships and worldwide sales activities. She oversees customer acquisition teams in securing business with the world’s leading financial institutions – including Microfinance institutions and banks, rural banks, credit unions, cooperatives, Saccos and financing companies.

Advisers

Godwin Ehigiamusoe
Godwin Ehigiamusoe

Godwin is the founder and CEO of LAPO, the largest MFI in Nigeria. He brings more than 20 years of experience working with banks, NGOs, MFIs and development programmes.

Brigit Helms
Brigit Helms

Brigit is a financial inclusion expert with 25 years of experience including her role as a Senior Advisor of McKinsey and Co., the IFC and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). She is the author of “Access for All”.

Andrew Mainhart
Andrew Mainhart

Andrew is a co-founder at Oradian and brings 16 years of experience with financial inclusion technology. He was appointed CIO at one of Cambodia’s largest microfinance organisations and has authored industry standards for management information systems (MIS) in the microfinance industry.

Moaffak Ahmed
Moaffak Ahmed

Moaffak is an entrepreneur, business development expert and an angel investor. He co-founded Trema, a leading software provider for central banks and corporate treasuries including the European Central Bank, GE Capital and Unilever.

Pardon Makumbe
Pardon Makumbe

Pardon is a co-founder of CRE Venture Capital where he directs global investment. He has eight years of experience in strategy consulting and investing in frontier markets.

Garth Wittles
Garth Wittles

Garth is the Chief Experience Officer at Mimecast, which has pioneered SaaS and cloud-based technology in South Africa. His broad knowledge of technology and experience with software companies have made him an industry expert in Africa.

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