Global real-time payment platform, Volt has announced the appointment of Irina Chuchkina as its first Chief Marketing Officer.
With over 18 years of experience in the payments industry, Chuchkina will be tasked with ‘ambitious plans to meet market demand’ for real-time payments across the globe.
The ex-Chief Marketing Officer of Thunes joins Volt at a busy time, due to the appointment of ex-Stripe European CEO, Matt Henderson, as a Special Advisor, the company’s $60m Series B funding round in June and Volt’s global expansion into Australia.
Founder and CEO of Volt, Tom Greenwood, stated: “Irina’s experience in payments and marketing is second to none and I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome her to the team.
“To have someone of Irina’s stature within the industry taking on the role, is a testament to the great progress we have made. Continuing to build on our global vision is a primary objective. Irina’s international experience will play a crucial role in ensuring our success.”
Chuchkina will be responsible for the global marketing strategy and building on Volt’s ambitious expansion plan. Similarly, during her role at Thunes, a Singapore-based payment infrastructure, Chuchkina led its global marketing strategy.
Prior to that, she held roles at Series E payments scale-up Rapyd, Southeast Asia’s super-app Grab and Visa, also serving on the board of the Singapore FinTech Association.
Commenting on her new role, Irina Chuchkina said: “I firmly believe in the transformative power of real-time payments. Over the next few years, they will disrupt the status quo and reshape the payment ecosystem, and there is currently no company that is better suited to lead this evolution than Volt.
“Tom and his co-founders have done an incredible job assembling a high-calibre team, laying the vision and foundations of a successful business. However, I believe this is just the beginning of a remarkable growth journey.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Volt at this time as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer, to help it realise its immense potential, grow the value and power of its brand, and help the company expand into new markets.”