Irina Chuchkina, a distinguished fintech marketer, has been appointed as the first Chief Marketing Officer of Volt, the global real-time payments platform, amidst its significant growth and global expansion efforts.
"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." Irina Chuchkina
Volt, a leading global real-time payments platform, has announced the appointment of Irina Chuchkina as the company's first Chief Marketing Officer. This strategic move comes at a pivotal time for Volt, following its major $60 million Series B funding round and its ongoing global expansion, including its recent entry into the Australian market.
Irina is a renowned figure in the fintech marketing space with 18 years of experience in payments across Europe and Asia from major brands like Thunes, Rapyd, Grab, and Visa. She is an early member of the Fintech Marketing Hub's community and was honored in the first edition of the FMH's Top 30 Most Influential Fintech Marketers Honour List in 2021. Her insights were also featured at the FMH's Fintech Marketing Summer Conference in London in 2023, where she made a notable appearance. Her discussion at the conference can be revisited here.
She joins Volt from Thunes, a Singapore-based payment infrastructure platform, where she led the global marketing strategy over the past couple of years. Before Thunes, Irina was instrumental in Rapyd's regional APAC go-to-market strategy and its global brand communications, and the launch of Grab's mobile wallet GrabPay and its loyalty platform, GrabRewards.
At Volt, Irina's responsibilities will encompass steering the global marketing strategy and fortifying Volt’s ambitious expansion plans. She expressed her enthusiasm for the transformative potential of real-time payments, foreseeing their capability to truly disrupt and reshape the entire payment ecosystem.
Tom Greenwood, Founder and CEO of Volt, expressed his delight in welcoming Irina to the team, acknowledging her unparalleled experience in payments and marketing. He emphasised that her international experience would be instrumental in realising Volt's global vision and continued success.
Irina's appointment is a clear indicator of Volt's commitment to driving innovation and growth in the real-time payments sector, leveraging her extensive experience and strategic insight.