Who We Are

Whatever the size of the assignment, we can provide an experienced individual or team to meet each client’s specific needs. Majority of our staff has significant experiences in global audit firms.

Our Founders

elton_haxhi

Founder

Elton is one of the founding partners and used to be the managing partner from 2009 to 2017. He stepped down from his role in 2017 and actually is the Albanian Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy.

He is a Certified Auditor and member of the Institute of Institute of Authorized Chartered Accountants of Albania (IEKA) since January 2001.

He was a Member of the Public Oversight Board of Certified Auditors and Chartered Accountants in Albania (2010-2014) and he is a member of the National Tax Council in Albania.

Selected Professional History

Prior to establishing Baker Tilly Albania, Elton shared his last 7 years as a Manager for KPMG in Moscow, Russia and Ernst & Young in Tirana.

Leandro is an experienced chartered accountant and tax specialist. He was a lecturer and Head of the Accounting Department in the Agricultural University of Tirana. Author of the first accounting text for agriculture sector. He was engaged during the last 20 years as a tax and accounting consultant for several foreign entities in Albania, as well as being a tax partner in Ernst & Young Albania for 3 years, a member of Tax Appeal Commission and a member of Albanian National Accounting Council.

He is a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants of Albania. Nominated as Professor, Doctor in economic sciences.

Our Management Team

orjana

Partner
Audit & Assurance, and FAS

Orjana joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2017. She is a Partner in the Audit & Assurance and Financial Advisory Services.

She has more than 13 years of experience in external and internal auditing and other financial services. She specializes in providing audit and financial advisory services to a range of large clients in the private and public sector. Her clients are engaged in a range of sectors including the banks and other financial institutions, telecommunication, manufacturing and trading.

Orjana is a Fellow Member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) in UK since 2011 and a Member of the Institute of Authorized Chartered Accountants of Albania (IEKA) since 2012.

Selected Professional History

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Orjana had an excellent professional career for 9 years with big four international auditing companies (KPMG, PwC and Deloitte) in Albania, Bulgaria and Kosovo and for 3 years as the director of internal audit for a bank in Albania.

manuela_lamellari

Senior Manager
Audit & Assurance

Manuela joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2011. She is a senior manager in the Audit & Assurance and Business Advisory Services.

Manuela has more than 9 years of experience in auditing and financial reporting. She specialises in providing audit and advisory services to a range of large and medium size clients in the private and public sector. Her clients are engaged in a range of sectors including the retail, manufacturing, professional services and financing sector.

Manuela is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in UK and has a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the City Liberal Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece, an affiliate of Sheffield University, UK. She is also a member of the Institute of Authorized Chartered Accountants of Albania (IEKA) since 2012.

Selected Professional History

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Manuela worked for three year with Fenlex Corporate Services Ltd, Malta in the accounting and financial reporting department.

gerond_begolli

Manager
Tax Services

Gerond joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2014. He is a manager in the Tax and Business Process Outsourcing Services.

Gerond has more than 8 years of experience in tax, accounting and financial reporting. His client base includes a wide range of clients including local private enterprises and leading international corporations mainly engaged in a range of sectors including manufacturing, trading, professional services, telecommunication, construction and mining. Services offered by him encompass direct and indirect tax compliance works, tax advices, tax due diligences, international taxation, expatriate services etc.

Gerond has a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Tirana, Albania. He is also is in process of becoming a member of the Institute of Authorized Chartered Accountants of Albania (IEKA).

Selected Professional History

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, he worked for six years as senior tax and accounting consultant for PwC Albania.

genti_beqiri

Director
Business Advisory

Genti joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2017. He is a director in the Business Advisory Services.

Genti has more than 20 years of experience in financial and project management. He had diverse work experiences in public sector, international organizations and private companies. He specializes in financial and business management, process reengineering, business planning and investment decisions. He is the author of various articles published in national and international academic and professional journals dealing with the field of international economy, management and investments.

He has been graduated in Finance and Accounting at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy in 1995. Later he followed postgraduate studies at Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan and then MBA at George Washington University – Business School in Washington DC, USA. Actually, he holds a PhD in Management of Information Systems.

Selected Professional History

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, he was the director of Albanian Investment and Export Development Agency (AIDA), Senior Financial Expert for several foreign donors’ projects, Adviser at the Cabinet of Minister of Finance and University Lecturer in the Department of Management and Economics at University of Tirana.

kreshnik_hodaj

Manager 
Audit & Assurance, and FAS

Kreshnik joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2018. He is a Manager in the Audit & Assurance and Financial Advisory Services.

He has more than 6 years of experience in external auditing and other financial services. He specializes in providing audit and financial advisory services to a range of large clients in various industries such as telecommunications, banking, insurance, healthcare, non-government organization and public sector.

Kreshnik is a graduate of the University of Calabria in Italy in Management and Finance and is currently a student of the ACCA, UK.

Selected Professional History

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Kreshnik had an excellent professional career with big four international auditing company PwC in Albania and Slovakia.