Alida Cesani

Oakam adds HR exec

United Kingdom-based digital microlender Oakam has named Alida Cesani its human resources leader. She joins after more than five years at FTSE 250 online trading company IG Group.

Oakam works with a diverse customer base and tries to mirror that in their own staffing. Its 260-person team has more than 35 nationalities included within.

Alida Cesani

“As a fintech company on a mission to expand financial access, we must first support diversity within our own ranks,” founder and CEO Frederic Nze said. “We believe this is what makes us better problem solvers, more empathetic customer listeners, and ultimately helps us deliver game-changing innovation.”

“It’s rare to come across an organisation for whom diversity comes as naturally as it does for Oakam,” Ms. Cesani said. “From its retail stores through to its corporate headquarters, their commitment to attracting and supporting high-potential individuals from around the globe runs deep,”

A chartered MCIPD, Ms. Cesani previously worked at Doka Italia, Antal International Ltd and PWC.

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