Lakeba Group appoints former Moelis Australia MD Oliver Trajcevski as Chief Investment Officer
Leading Australian-based global technology company Lakeba Group, today announced the appointment of Oliver Trajcevski as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director.
Trajcevski previously served as Managing Director for Moelis Australia Asset Management, where his key responsibilities included the establishment and growth of its private credit and opportunities fund for SME and alternative investments.
Having previously spent over a decade as Co-Founder of leading private credit fund Dinimus Capital, Trajcevski was also integral in the establishment of Fortress Investment Groups’ Special Opportunities business as its first Australian based employee.
Before this, he was a key member of GE Commercial’s opening team as its Head of Credit Due Diligence. Trajcevski has been involved in more than $2.8 billion worth of private credit investments.
Part of Trajcevski‘s responsibilities will be to assist Lakeba’s majority-controlled subsidiaries by establishing and managing capital requirements.
Trajcevski‘s immediate focus will be to work with leadership teams within Lakeba’s Proptech vertical. Putting in place asset acquisition facilities for Bricklet stock in order to open further investment opportunities on the platform to drive sales, along with innovative financing arrangements for investors to purchase fractionalized properties.
Trajcevski will also join Lakeba’s board of directors, leveraging his extensive debt capital markets and commercial investment experience to assist across Lakeba’s corporate ventures.
The move comes as Lakeba forges ahead with its ambitions to move beyond pure tech to unlock the potential of capital finance ventures in Australia and beyond.
In a short time, Lakeba has successfully created, incubated, and grown an impressive portfolio of over 15 enterprise technology businesses, powered by over 150 global team members from its Sydney headquarters, with The Financial Times recognising the business as an Asia Pacific High Growth Company in 2020 and 2021.
Lakeba Group CEO Giuseppe Porcelli said the appointment was a great strategic move for the business as it moved towards a diversified revenue base.
“Oliver is one of the best known and most respected leaders in his field, creating and capitalising billions of dollars in value across some of the world’s most respected financial services organisations.
“Attracting someone of his calibre to the business is a superb demonstration of the success of Lakeba’s ambitious vision, greatly improving our exposure to high profile credit opportunities,” he said.
Trajcevski commented that the vision presented by Giuseppe and the Lakeba team made this an exciting next move.
“The chance to accelerate the market adoption of fractionalised property investing is the right opportunity at the right time.
“The other contributing factor was the vison and drive of this innovative and globally ambitious organisation, which made joining the Lakeba team as the natural choice,” he added.