Meet Wallet Max Team - Tina Pienkuukka, Project Manager

Updated: Jun 5

This week, we interviewed our Wallet Max Project Manager, Tina Pienkuukka.

Tina (she/her) is a media and communications professional and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B) advocate. Tina has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Media Production (University of Winchester, UK) and is about to complete her Master of Arts Degree in Intercultural Communication (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). In her free time, Tina can be found drinking coffee, learning a language, or planning her next trip abroad.

Please tell us a little about your professional background.

I’ve spent much of my professional life working within administration, both in the public and private sector, alongside my various types of freelance and part-time roles in communication. In recent years, I have become more and more passionate about the ways in which Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plays a role within working life and how I am able to positively contribute to accessibility, access to information, and social inclusion within my own professional and personal networks. Having worked in the UK, Fiji, and Australia for the majority of my career thus far, I feel most at home in international teams where diversity of lived experience, thought, and work experience is highly valued.

How did you get involved with Wallet Max?

I was approached by Bhuva, Wallet Max Founder & CEO, back in autumn 2021. We are both part of the Like Minded Females (LMF Network) CIC and connected through the Slack channel. After discussing Wallet Max’s mission and purpose with Bhuva, I was immediately interested in working with her and the rest of the Wallet Max team.

Why do you believe in Wallet Max?

I believe in Wallet Max because I see how much passion and hard work Bhuva puts into the company and how knowledgeable she is about FinTech, AI, and financial inclusion.

What is one piece of advice you would like to give for the Wallet Max founding team members and to Bhuva (CEO) herself?

The one piece of advice I would give for the Wallet Max founding team members, would be to continue focusing on creating equity within the tech sector. For example, this can be done by empowering women and people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds to better manage and understand their finances through accessible information and easy-to-implement technology (such as Wallet Max).