Santa Venera, Malta (Thursday 24 August, 2023) — Andaria, the leading digital payment provider and licensed e-money institute, has named Sarah Oliva as its Chief Operating Officer. Oliva brings extensive leadership skills and vast banking experience to Andaria as it heads into its next phase of focus and innovation.
Prior to her appointment, Oliva served as Head of Operations at Maltese credit institution AgriBank PLC, and previously spent over seven years at Merkanti Bank Ltd where she worked as Head of Operations and Treasury, Operations Manager and Treasury Executive. With a proven track record of improving efficiency, Oliva is known for her ability to roll up her sleeves and drive results.
Her addition to Andaria’s C-Suite extends the noteworthy recruitment drive that has taken place this year at the fintech company. Earlier appointments include Chief Revenue Officer, Reuben Abela, Chief Financial Officer, Gilbert Cini, and Chief Information Security Officer, Malcolm Portelli being promoted to C-Suite positions, as well as a number of additional senior hires that have helped take Andaria to new heights.
“Welcoming Sarah to our growing team further strengthens our position in the fintech market” said Nirav Patel, CEO at Andaria. “Her agile and enthusiastic approach, along with her exceptional experience, will be instrumental in supporting the next phase of business growth. We are confident in Sarah’s strategic vision and expect her passion for improving operational efficiency to help Andaria reach new levels.”
As the COO, Oliva will be managing all internal and external stakeholder relationships to drive rapid business growth. She will lead on the development and refinement of Andaria’s operations and processes, including the newly launched embedded payment offering, and spearhead the payment operations team to deliver exceptional customer service to existing and future partners.
Oliva expressed her excitement about joining the company and working with the new team, saying: “Having Andaria on my radar for a while now, I’m thrilled to support its mission to make digital financial services more accessible and simple. The fintech space is ever evolving, and I’m eager to contribute my expertise to help drive the business forward and foster a more inclusive financial landscape.”
As the company continues to innovate and focus on its mission to continue making digital financial services more accessible and transparent for all businesses, Oliva’s appointment to COO solidifies its position as a leader in the payments landscape.
To learn more about Andaria, its leadership team, and its industry-leading solutions, visit here.