2019-12-09 08:30Press release

Dreams hires C-Level officers from Spotify and Klarna

Lidia Oshlyansky, CPO, and Elena Vallin, CFOLidia Oshlyansky, CPO, and Elena Vallin, CFO

Stockholm, December 9 2019Dreams, one of the fastest-growing Fintech Startups from Sweden, strengthens its Executive team with two recruitments from major players in the digital world.

Elena Vallin is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Dreams. She is responsible for Dreams business support, financial planning and analysis as well as guiding strategic development to offer Dreams services to a wider and ever-growing customer base. Prior to Dreams, Elena worked in leading roles at the fintech unicorn Klarna and as an investment banker at JPMorgan. Elena has a degree in Business Administration in Finance and Investments. 

“Dreams is the first financial player I have come across whose mission pioneers a holistic approach to solving for financial wellbeing in a manner that is accessible, sustainable and engaging. This mission deeply resonates with me as a Millennial, a woman and a finance professional,” says Elena Vallin, CFO Dreams.

Dreams has also recruited Lidia Oshylansky from a leading role at Spotify. As Dreams Chief Product Officer (CPO), Lidia is responsible for the consumer facing products that empower individuals to acquire healthier financial habits and live fulfilling lives. Lidia has spent the last 20 plus years in the tech sector going from Engineering to User Experience and Product development. Lidia's career has taken her through agencies and consulting to working 'in-house' for companies such as Nokia, Google and Spotify. Lidia holds a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction.

“I joined Dreams because I believe in its vision of helping people live financially healthier, more sustainable lives. I see a huge potential in our products and our platform making real positive change in people's lives. Working with a talented, dedicated and passionate teams makes me confident we will deliver on that impact,” says Lidia Oshylansky, CPO Dreams.

With these new recruits, the company is strengthened with leadership experience from two of the most relevant tech companies out of Sweden and  the course for expansion is set.

“We're thrilled to have Lidia and Elena on board, their experience of scaling large and successful companies internationally is an important piece of the puzzle in Dreams European expansion and together we're more than excited for the future,” says Henrik Rosvall, Founder and CEO of Dreams.

About Dreams

Launched in 2016 in Sweden, Dreams is a rapidly expanding Fintech company. Dreams key commercial offering is a digital product platform for financial services, with the focus on financial wellbeing. Dreams is making easy for retail clients to invest their money. The platform is particularly focused on serving millennials. Dreams helps its users to fulfil their financial dreams by developing a unique user-friendly mobile application platform. The Dreams’ differentiator is in the deep application of behavioural science in its methodology and user experience. In order to provide a balance of maximum security combined with maximum performance, Dreams has partnered up with AXA IM, a global active, long term and responsible asset manager. Dreams has a proven track record in Sweden and Norway, and is experiencing continuous exponential growth in both territories. Currently Dreams is expanding into more countries in Europe. To date, Dreams has helped over 400,000 Dreamers to make their dreams happen with over 250,000,000 euros. Over 70 people work for Dreams in the headquarter in Stockholm and its other locations Oslo and Berlin. In 2018, Dreams was named a Rising Star as part of the KPMG Fintech 100 Awards. In 2019 Dreams was named rank three in the Top 10 Hottest Fintech Startups and Companies from the Nordics by Fintech Baltics.


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