Volt appoints ex-Thunes Irina Chuchkina as Chief Marketing Officer
London, 4th January 2024: Volt, the global real-time payments platform, today announces the appointment of Irina Chuchkina as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer. Chuchkina joins at a significant period of growth for Volt – with ambitious plans to meet market demand for real-time payments across the globe – following its $60m Series B funding round in June, the appointment of ex Stripe European CEO, Matt Henderson, as a Special Advisor, and its expansion into Australia.
Chuchkina brings over 18 years’ experience in the payments space across Europe and Asia. She was most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Thunes, a Singapore-based payment infrastructure platform where she led its global marketing strategy. Prior to Thunes, Chuchkina held senior marketing roles at Series E payments scale-up Rapyd, Southeast Asia’s super-app Grab, and Visa. She has also served on the board of the Singapore FinTech Association and was named in the top 25 women leaders in financial technology in Europe by The Financial Technology Report.
During her time at Rapyd, Chuchkina led its go-to-market strategy in the APAC region, and Global Brand and Communications. At Grab, she helped launch the mobile wallet GrabPay, as well as its loyalty platform GrabRewards. At Volt, she will be responsible for the global marketing strategy and building on Volt’s ambitious global expansion plans.
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.”
Founder and CEO of Volt, Tom Greenwood, commented: “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 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.”