Former Google exec appointed CEO of Ukrainian payments processor Portmone

Source: Portmone announced today that Svyatoslav Komakha was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company effective October 12, 2015.

Svyatoslav joins from Google Inc. where he served as Marketing Director responsible for Ukraine, CIS and CEE countries for 4 years. Prior to that he directed the marketing department for Kraft Foods, covering 11 CIS countries.

“We've brought on board a very strong leader and a visionary at a time when is expanding fast in Ukraine’s improving economic and investment environment. Adding Svyat’s extensive marketing and management expertise to a proven business model will enable to multiply its revenue and expand regionally,” said Alex Munteanu, Chairman of the Board at and Managing Director of Europe Virgin Fund.

“We’ve managed to grow from a small family-type business into a dynamically growing company, tripling its revenues this year and securing a leading role in the rapidly developing Ukrainian e-payments market. is entering a new phase and I am confident that Svyat is the right leader to amplify our success,” said Igor Gorin, the President of

”This is an exciting time to join, and I am looking forward to joining forces with the Team to keep on the company’s dynamic growth and innovation pace. We will aim to make everyday lives of our users and clients more comfortable, powered by the opportunities technology and Internet bring us. As a loyal user, I truly believe in this mission,” said Svyatoslav Komakha, the CEO of

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