Group Management Team
The CEO and the Group Management Team are in charge of the group operations and oversee the Regional Management Teams.
Paolo Brichetti – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Paolo is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of CreditAccess. Before establishing the company in 2006, Paolo worked for over 20 years in a variety of key leadership positions including: Managing Director of the European Fair Trade company Altromercato. President of the European Fair Trade Association and Advisor to the Council of Europe – Europe’s leading human rights organization. Prior to this Paolo was active in the investment industry working as a Partner at the investment management firm Capitalman. Paolo undertook International Business studies at London City Polytechnic.
Alvise Gozzi – Chief Financial Officer
Alvise joined CreditAccess in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Alvise worked for Calzedonia Holding Spa in the Finance and Treasury department. Before that he was Controller at Europe’s second largest power provider Enel Distribuzione, responsible for cost controlling, budgeting and reporting. Alvise holds a degree in Economics from the University of Verona and conducted part of his studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Ted Medenblik – Chief Accounting Officer
Ted joined CreditAccess in 2014 as the Chief Accounting Officer. He began his career as an auditor at Deloitte and then went on to hold several positions at the multinational Yakult including Accounting and Finance Manager. Prior to joining the company, he was Chief Accounting Officer at Mercuria, one of the leading commodity and energy trading companies worldwide. Ted studied Accountancy at the NIvRA, he holds a degree in Business Administration from the Hogeschool Marcus Verbeek and he is certified as a Qualified Controller.
Masja Brayer - Company Secretary & Senior Legal Manager
Masja joined the company in 2015 as Company Secretary & Senior Legal Counsel, responsible for the corporate secretarial tasks and legal affairs of the holding company. She started her career at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency in New York. Prior to joining CreditAccess, Masja worked for five years for SGG, a Dutch based leading provider of financial and legal services, as Account Manager Legal for international clients including several stock listed companies. Masja holds a degree in European Corporate Law from the University of Leiden.
Massimo Vita - Head of Operations Support Team
Massimo joined CreditAccess Asia in January 2016 as Head of Operations Support Team. Before CreditAccess, he worked as TA Field Expert in the REGMIFA TA Facility. Prior to REGMIFA, he worked for Microfinanza Srl, carrying out a number of consultancies in corporate governance and business planning worldwide. He is a founder of MicroFinanza Rating Srl, an international microfinance rating agency. Currently, Massimo is chair of the Steering Committee for the Risk management Initiative in Microfinance (RIM) and member of the Governance Working Group managed by CFI-ACCION. Massimo graduated in Economics and holds a Master's Degree in Development Finance.
Marco Boa – Operations Support Manager
Marco joined CreditAccess as the Operations Support Manager in 2013. He is responsible for supporting and establishing risk management systems of the Group’s entities. Preceding this, Marco worked for several years in Asia as a Regional Manager for one of the leading microfinance rating agencies, Microfinanza. Alongside managing the regional teams and responsibility for the quality of the rating reports, Marco also trained local banks on risk management, internal control and fraud prevention during his career at Microfinanza. Marco holds an Economics degree and a Master’s degree in Development from the University of Bologna.
Berenice da Gama Rose - Operations Support Manager
Berenice joined the Operations Support team of CreditAccess in January 2015. She has over nine years’ experience in the financial services industry. Berenice started her career in the Social Initiatives Group of ICICI Bank, the largest private bank in India. She worked for a microfinance institution and spent six years with an international microfinance rating agency where she performed over 87 ratings, technical assessments and advisory assignment across 12 countries and 65 microfinance institutions. Prior to joining Credit Access she worked for IFMR Investment Advisors. Berenice has a Bachelor in Commerce and holds a Post-Graduate diploma of the Institute of Rural Management.
Vamsi Ithamraju - Group IT Manager
Prior to joining CAA, Vamsi worked with Infosys as a Principal consultant where he was accountable for large scale IT transformation programs primarily in the UK and Europe. Prior to that, he worked with SKS Microfinance (now known as Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited) in India where he played a leadership role in the technology unit contributing to the corporate IT strategy and implementation. Vamsi started his career with ABN Amro N.V. and has blended experience on both sides of the IT fence (Consulting as well as Corporate IT) for more than a decade. His experience in leading technology programs spans across the Banking, Microfinance, Retail, and Logistics verticals. Vamsi is a computer engineer by graduation and holds an MBA (Systems) from SP Jain School of Management, Singapore. His interests include IT Strategy, Cloud Computing, Change Management and Service Integration. Vamsi enjoys travelling and cultural diversity. He currently lives in Bangalore with his wife, Archana and his 4-year old son, Vihaan.