Management team

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.

Orjana Kalaja

Partner

Audit & Assurance, and BAS

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

She has more than 16 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 Member of:
– The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) in UK since 2011.
– Institute of Authorized Chartered Accountants of Albania (IEKA) since 2012.
– Review Committee of IFRS translation in National Accounting Council, approved by IFRS Foundation, Albania, since October 2018.

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.

Gerond Begolli

Senior Manager

Tax, Financial Reporting & Compliance Services

Gerond joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2014. He is a senior manager in the Tax and Financial Reporting & Compliance Services.

Gerond has more than 11 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 a member of:
-The Institute of Authorized Chartered Auditors of Albania (IEKA, member of IFAC), since 2018;
-Board’s Investigation and Disciplinary Committee member (BIDC) at Public Oversight Board in Albania.

Selected Professional History
Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Gerond had an excellent professional career with big four international auditing company PwC Albania.

Kreshnik Hodaj

Manager

Audit & Assurance

Kreshnik joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2018. He is a Manager in the Audit & Assurance Services.
He has more than 8 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. 
He is currently a student of the ACCA, UK enrolled in the advance level.

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.

Dorina Çibuku

Assistant Manager

Audit & Assurance, and BAS

Dorina joined Baker Tilly Albania in 2018. She is an Assistant Manager in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services (BAS). She has more than 8 years of experience in audit and advisory services. She specializes in providing financial advisory services to a range of large clients in the private and public sector, including banks and other financial institutions, telecommunication, manufacturing and trading.

Dorina is a Member of:
– Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in UK since 2018; 
– The Institute of Authorized Chartered Auditors of Albania (IEKA, member of IFAC), since 2019 (in the passive register of auditors in Albania).

She has a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Tirana and MA in Law and Economics from Central European University in Hungary, an affiliate of Cornell University, New York.

Selected Professional History
Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Dorina had an excellent professional career with big four international auditing company Deloitte Albania and Kosovo.