Real-time payments platform Volt has appointed Irina Chuchkina as the company’s first chief marketing officer. 

Chuchkina joins at a significant period of growth for Volt. It raised £47m in Series B funding in June 2023 – led by a Silicon Valley VC – has appointed ex-Stripe European CEO Matt Henderson as a special advisor and expanded into Australia. 

Chuchkina brings over 18 years of experience in the payments space across Europe and Asia. She was most recently CMO at Thunes, a Singapore-based payment infrastructure platform, and has also 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 among the top 25 women leaders in financial technology in Europe by The Financial Technology Report. 

“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,” said Chuchkina.

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“[CEO] Tom [Greenwood] 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 [and] help it realise its immense potential, grow the value and power of its brand, and help the company expand into new markets.”

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 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.”

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