Wizz Financial, a leading global fintech company specializing in cross-border payments, has appointed Anton Pasiechnikov as its new chief executive officer. Pasiechnikov joins after serving as Revolut’s chief investment officer.

Pasiechnikov has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector helping international organizations fulfill their missions and develop strong teams. He has deep expertise in managing market risks, maintaining a global high volume hedging platform for foreign exchange, international transfers, precious metals, and crypto trading, most recently as Chief Investment Officer of Revolut. In that role, he designed investment infrastructure and scaled up global financial functions for the company. He previously served in a variety of roles at Credit Suisse and Renaissance Capital.

“Anton brings an important dimension of experience to our company and will play an important role as we continue to build the largest fintech in the MENA region and serve more than 20 million customers,” said Wizz Financial Co-Founder and Chairman Amir Nagammy. “His extensive financial background and business development skills will help build the leading technology payment platform for the MENA region, Africa and India.”

“Wizz Financial has created the largest cross-border payments system in the region and I am very excited to join the team and to work closely with them to revolutionize this industry and reimagine financial services for our customers,” said Pasiechnikov.

“This is another important step for the group, and we are confident that Anton is the right person to help us navigate an everchanging environment where financial paradigms are being redefined by fintechs,” said Dr. Hamad Al-Ali, CEO of Royal Strategic Partners and Director of Wizz Financial.

“Anton passionately believes in our vision for the group and brings the execution experience that will enable us to develop the technology platform that will help deliver this vision,” said Wizz Financial’s Head of Technology Angad Chadha.

Pasiechnikov received his master’s degree in Biochemical Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology and an Executive MBA degree from London Business School.

Wizz Financial is a leading global fintech company specializing in cross-border payments, foreign exchange, micro-lending, digital wallets, and B2B payment technology solutions. It serves 25 million customers and 1,500 corporate and institutional clients in more than 30 countries. The Wizz Financial Group has more than 5,000 employees; relationships with 140 correspondent banks; and a presence across the MENA region, India, Africa and numerous subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and Asia. Wizz Financial is a subsidiary of Prism Group AG in partnership with Royal Strategic Partners. For more information, visit: