Andrea Lauren - Managing Director, Member of the Board of Directors
Roklen, Czech Republic
Andrea Lauren is Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of Roklen, a new Czech investment bank with a strong focus on FinTech, founded in the Czech Republic in 2014.
Andrea is also CEO of Fundlift, the first investment crowdfunding platform in the Czech market, which was successful launched to market end-May 2016. Fundlift is a subsidiary of Roklen and serves as a platform for funding of growth, innovative companies through public issue of securities. As a licensed broker, Roklen acts as manager and agent for the public issues of securities marked on Fundlift.
By background and training, Andrea is a senior investment banking professional with over 20 years' work experience in CEE, Russia and Turkey. Andrea spent 13 years working in London as a senior M&A banker in HSBC and JPMorgan. Prior to that she was with Citigroup, Credit Lyonnais and ABN AMRO Bank in Prague, where she began her career in 1995. Andrea has a strong M&A execution track record at team leader level, having advised on 30+ transactions with a total volume in excess of EUR25bn.
Andrea has a BA in Business Administration from Odense University, Denmark, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).