International Expansion Lead
About George Chesakov
Currently: Chairman of the Board at AO “Tinkoff Bank” (Russian entity), lead for Tinkoff’s international expansion effort.
Over the years:
— Built Tinkoff Mobile from ground zero to 5th place by absolute number of incoming MNP (mobile number portability) customers and to 1st place by MNP balance (MNP in less MNP out) among all Russian telcos
— Relaunched POS lending at Tinkoff, we are now on track to become market leaders in the space
— Significantly improved financials of OTP Bank (Russia) against the backdrop of an economic crisis in Russia and restored its market share in the POS financing market.
— Launched a fintech start-up in in-store financing and loyalty space.
— Launched and has grown Tinkoff Bank — the first branchless credit card mono-liner in Russia. From ground 0 to $10M per month net profit, $700M credit card portfolio, $300M retail deposit portfolio.
— Has built (as a member of the founding team) a consumer finance business (POS lending, credit cards) at Investsberbank (now OTP Bank Russia) — also from scratch to huge success.