Žoržas Šarafanovičius is the CEO of ASHBURN International focused on defining the strategic direction of the company and uniting teams towards individual and mutual growth.
With over 25 years of managing experience in the field of banking, he takes pride in being able to share his knowledge with his team. Here at ASHBURN International he coordinates the workflow of specialists united under the common goal of making transactions fast and easy, and universal as never before.
Ž. Šarafanovičius discovered his interest in fintech after graduating from the Kaunas Technological University with a degree in IT engineering and getting his first job. According to Žoržas, he appreciates the precision and consistency that the industry requires.
With Žoržas Šarafanovičius in the company, ASHBURN International achieved remarkable results. His leadership and persistence lead to the ‘TransLink.iQ’ EFTPOS-terminal management solution developed by ASHBURN International becoming an integral element of financial infrastructures in the Baltic states, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and this list is constantly expanding.
According to Žoržas, for a business to be successful, a balance must be kept between the company expansion into new markets whilst constantly improving the service quality. In finance, any minor interruption felt by the client will have a negative impact on the company’s reputation. That is why it is vital for financial technologies to be consistent.
Žoržas values sustainability and he believes customer and partner satisfaction to be the ultimate reward. Nonetheless, great results cannot remain unnoticed. Most recently, in 2018, ‘TransLink.iQ’ received the prestigious ‘Product of the year’ award in Lithuania granted by the Lithuanian industrialist confederation.
Approach to leadership
Žoržas Šarafanovičius believes that his character was strongly influenced by his engagement in sports from an early age. The attitude that team sports require has translated into his management style. He enjoys being part of the team, makes sure to be approachable and supportive of his employees. The relationships he builds at work are based on mutual trust and respect. Žoržas believes in his team and always has their best interest in mind.