Advisory Board

Nikola Avramović

Nikola Avramović

Name:                                                                     Nikola Avramović

Age:                                                                         39 (21.12.1982)

Profession:                                                            Investment Banking, Financial advisory

Professional Experience:                                    16 Years

Managerial Experience:                                    12 Years

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AxFina Holding S.A., Vienna, Austria                                                                                                        2019 - present

Member of the Management Board

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Risk Officer

·      AxFina is Vienna based pan-European investor and asset manager, with focus on South-East Europe

·      Main focus of business is financial industry, being banks, leasing companies, portfolios, non-core assets.

·      Currently AxFina has EUR 3bn assets under management and 200+ employees in 7 EU countries

·      Nikola serves as COO and CRO of the company, also being responsible for AxFina’s investments.


Lombard Lizing, Hungary                                                                                                                            2019 - present

Chief Executive Officer

·      Lombard Lizing was acquired by AxFina Holding in 2019

·      Lombard Lizing is a regulated leasing company in Hungary, licensed by National Bank of Hungary

·      Company provides leasing products to more than 20.000 clients


PwC Europe (based in Vienna, Austria)                                                                                                         2015 - 2019

Director – M&A Financial Services Advisory

·      Head of a 10-people strong decentralized high-performing team spread across several Balkan countries. The team is specialized in the financial services M&A, strategic acquisitions and disposals of financial institutions, loan portfolios and other non-core assets.

·      Providing strategic advice to international corporates, banks, Private Equity funds, investing or divesting predominantly in the South-Eastern Europe region (Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary)

·      Advising banks in Austria and Balkans on various risk management topics aiming to control, reduce and improve risk position of the banks.

·      Optimisation and transformation projects for banks aiming to increase efficiency and improve bank’s financial position.

·      Worldwide asset / target-related investor search and market sounding, development of deal structures, management of the sales processes and the respective financial due diligences through to contractual negotiations.


Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG, Austria                                                                                       2013 – 2015

Head of Group Credit Restructuring and Work-out – (Serbia, Hungary and Montenegro)

·      Executive function on the EUR 470 million non-performing bank and leasing portfolio.

·      Leading the negotiations with major corporate and private clients in regards to financial and debt restructuring.

·      Responsible for non-performing loan recovery, budgeting and planning.

·      Managing team of 49 professionals across Austria and SEE/Balkans.

·      Head office governance, management and active support of bank and leasing subsidiaries in SEE


Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG, Austria                                                                                       2009 – 2013

Senior Risk Manager for Balkan region/Deputy Head

·      Managing performing corporate loan portfolio of EUR 250 million.

·      Lead, mentor and develop a team of credit analysts across Balkans.

·      Reviewing credit proposals, making recommendations and approving transactions under the head office authority level.

·      Operational support of subsidiaries in Balkans for minimizing the credit risk.


Deloitte, Serbia                                                                                                                                                  2008 – 2009

Senior Consultant in Financial Advisory

·      Member of the Financial Due Diligence team.

·      Transaction Advisory Services (buy-side FDD, sell-side support, vendor due diligence, SPA assistance, independent business reviews) across all industries.


Intercity Broker JSC, Serbia                                                                                                                             2005 – 2008

Stock Broker/Dealer

·      Equity trading at Belgrade Stock Exchange and OTC market.

·      Client portfolio structuring, portfolio assessment, evaluation on investments.






Harvard Business School, Boston, USA

Executive Education Programme - Leadership in Financial Organisations                                                        2012


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany                                                                          2009-2011

Post-Graduate Specialisation - Finance and Risk Management


Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade                                                                                             2001-2006

International Finance


Korn&Korn, Germany                                                                                                                                       2009-2010

Business Risk Analysis and Corporate Finance






Member of Harvard Club Austria and Harvard Club Serbia