Andrew Olejnik

Co-founder and CEO at Homsters

Over 15 years of international experience in online real estate, consumer finance, private equity, venture capital, e-commerce and digital marketing across multiple European and Asian markets.

Since founding Homsters, a pro-tech company which builds online marketplaces for the property development segment, Andrew has not only created a market leader of this segment in Kazakhstan,but also led its international expansion through offeringglobal classifieds aSaaS implementation ofHomsters’ technology. Homsters has since secured partnerships with Schibsted and other leading only classifieds. Today the Homsters platform operates in 4 markets and the company is expanding rapidly.

Prior to Homsters, Andrew was part of the senior founding team at Platinum Bank (Ukraine), one of the top success stories in consumer finance in Eastern Europe after having generated over $100 million of net capital gain for its international private equity backers.   Andrew held several positions in his nine years at Platinum, including the roles of chief sales officer and deputy CEO where he was responsible for leading a 3,000-strong nationwide sales organisation.

Andrew brings with him considerable growth capital experience in his previous roles as managing director(Amber Capital, Poland), mentor(EastLabsVenture Capital Incubator), and angel investor and board member for a number ofstart-ups in emerging markets.

An active speaker at industry conferences, roundtables, and media programs, Andrew has presented on a wide range of topics, including on marketing strategy, understanding consumer behaviour, and intercultural management. Andrew hold a Master’s Degree in Banking & Finance from Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.