SumUp announce Anna Kuriakose as new Chief Product Officer
London, Berlin, 6 July 2023. Global fintech SumUp has today announced the appointment of Anna Kuriakose as Chief Product Officer. She joined SumUp in mid-June 2023 and will be based in London.
Anna was formerly at Meta, where she was the product director for Messenger on Windows and Mac and web-based video calling. Prior to Meta, Anna held CPO roles at companies including JustGiving and TotallyMoney, and was an early product manager at Skype. She is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi University and Durham University.
Commenting on joining SumUp, Anna Kuriakose said: “I am thrilled to join SumUp’s global team in building products that make small businesses even more successful. SumUp has already established an impressive portfolio of products, ranging from payments to banking and loyalty, and is set to become the ultimate ‘Super App’ for merchants. As SumUp continues to challenge conventional thinking, I am eager to further refine our product culture and customer focus to help drive our continued growth trajectory”.
At SumUp, Anna will focus on strengthening the product team, drive clarity and implementation of SumUp’s product strategy and lead cross-team initiatives. Kuriakose's approach is to align and develop SumUp’s multiple products in such a way that they meet the needs of small businesses and all the activities and challenges of everyday business.
Marc-Alexander Christ, Co-Founder of SumUp, welcoming Kuriakose to SumUp: "I am very happy that Anna has joined the SumUp leadership team. She has years of expertise and the necessary intuition to know what our customers need, as well as the knowledge of how to develop and bring exciting products to multiple markets at scale. I am convinced that together with Anna we will be able to take our products to a new level and offer even better tools to traders in the future. After all, fintechs are now among the big drivers in the European ecosystem, and Anna will propel our work as a pioneer of global innovation.”
SumUp was founded in 2012 to help small merchants start, run and grow their business through a fair, easy, and reliable payment solution. Today, its financial services Super App provides merchants with a free business account and card, an online store, and an invoicing solution, as well as in-person and remote payments seamlessly integrated with SumUp’s proprietary card terminals and point-of-sale registers. More than 4 million businesses ‒ from taxi drivers and coffee shop owners to large sports stadiums ‒ trust SumUp to deliver when it matters.
SumUp’s team of over 3,000 people supports merchants in 35 countries worldwide. In recent years, SumUp has also expanded into point-of-sale solutions, and with the acquisitions of Goodtill, Tiller, and Fivestars, the company is rapidly expanding its footprint within the restaurant and retail sectors.