George Chesakov

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Salmon

George Chesakov was a member of Tinkoff founding team, having served as the Chairman of the Tinkoff bank’s Management Board 2009-11. George has co-founded and launched many successful businesses, including consumer lending business at OTP Bank (2003-06) and in-store lending fintech Mokka; relaunched Tinkoff’s POS business in 2016-17 which led to its attaining #1 market position; and built an innovative Tinkoff’s virtual mobile operator from ground zero to 1.3m MAU. George holds a Master of Arts Degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree (with Honors) in Mathematics from Moscow State University. 

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