Global digital payments innovator Zip Co Limited formerly operating in the U.S. as Quadpay, announced the appointment of critically-acclaimed strategist and marketer Jinal Shah as its chief marketing officer, starting immediately, for the U.S. market. Shah, who has been outspoken about raising the voices of diverse entrepreneurs in business, joins from Feather, where she led marketing. In her new role, Shah will …

Global digital payments innovator Zip Co Limited (ASX: Z1P), formerly operating in the U.S. as Quadpay, announced the appointment of critically-acclaimed strategist and marketer Jinal Shah as its chief marketing officer, starting immediately, for the U.S. market. Shah, who has been outspoken about raising the voices of diverse entrepreneurs in business, joins from Feather, where she led marketing. In her new role, Shah will capitalize on Zip’s industry-first ‘BNPL Everywhere’ capabilities and commitment to creating a more financially fearless world for everyone, to drive new creative initiatives, grow brand awareness and increase customer acquisition.

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Global digital payments innovator Zip announced the appointment of critically-acclaimed strategist and marketer Jinal Shah as its chief marketing officer for the U.S. market. Shah, who has been outspoken about raising the voices of diverse entrepreneurs in business, joins from Feather, where she led marketing. (Photo: Business Wire)

Global digital payments innovator Zip announced the appointment of critically-acclaimed strategist and marketer Jinal Shah as its chief marketing officer for the U.S. market. Shah, who has been outspoken about raising the voices of diverse entrepreneurs in business, joins from Feather, where she led marketing. (Photo: Business Wire)

Shah has previously held senior roles at S’well, which was among Quadpay’s earliest customers, and Newell Brands. In her agency career, she was instrumental in leading the digital transformation of J. Walter Thompson and helped global brands such as Estée Lauder, Rolex, Unilever, Macy’s, De Beers and American Express deliver impactful stories and experiences for existing and new audiences. She also assisted in the company’s M&A efforts as part of its transformation agenda.

“Jinal is a fantastic addition to the Zip leadership team, and we are excited to have her expertise to expand marketing efforts in the United States,” said Brad Lindenberg, co-CEO, Zip US. “We are working hard on innovations that put the customer and merchant at the heart of everything we do, and with the addition of Jinal, we are better positioned to further our mission to be the first payment choice everywhere, everyday.”

Ranked by The Guardian among the top 10 digital strategists to watch, Shah is an advisory board member at CFDA, fellow at NEST and mentor with Pharrell’s Black Ambition. Shah’s work has achieved recognition from Cannes Lions, One Show, Effie Awards, Webby’s, Inc. Magazine , Fast Company , and The Lead Foremost 50. She has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes , AdAge and The Drum and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Yale, New York University and Columbia. Other speaking appearances include AMA, Wharton Marketing Conference, Social Media Week, Ladies Get Paid and other industry-leading events. Shah earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from Temple University.

“Zip’s purpose – to create a world where people can live fearlessly today, knowing they’re in control of tomorrow – is so relevant for today’s consumers, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the talented team on this mission,” said Jinal Shah. “I believe Zip’s potential is unlimited, and I look forward to working with the entire Zip team and to build and accelerate the brand’s momentum in the months and years to come.”

Following 12 months of rapid expansion, Zip now has a presence in 12 countries and serves more than 7.3 million customers, who can pay for their purchases in installments, interest-free. Zip works with over 51,000 merchants around the world, allowing them to offer flexible payment terms to consumers and driving traffic to merchants’ businesses through its own channels.

For more information visit: https://zip.co/us

About Zip

ASX-listed Zip Co Limited (Z1P: ASX) is a leading Buy Now, Pay Later company providing fast and seamless solutions that simplify how people pay, everywhere. Zip offers point-of-sale credit and digital payment services to the retail, home, health, automotive and travel industries, giving consumers, merchants and businesses around the world access to transparent, flexible and interest-free credit. One of the fastest-growing BNPL companies globally, Zip has more than 7.3 million active customers. Founded in Australia in 2013, Zip’s core markets include Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and USA. Zip now employs a team of almost 1,000 people globally. The company is a licensed and regulated credit provider. For more information, visit:​ https://zip.co/us

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Tasevski called Australia “the next logical jurisdiction" for the firm as it expands with its crypto funds.

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​Investor takeaway

Digital assets have never been more easily available as tools for all types of investors.

While many experts remain confident in the long-term outlook for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the considerable volatility prevailing in the market can make the space difficult for newcomers to stomach.

So far in 2022, bitcoin losses have highlighted the lack of stability in digital coins — but of course, as some have argued, these big moves can also provide entry points and opportunities for savvy investors.

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European Lithium Executive Chairman Tony Sage said, “There's not one hydroxide plant in Europe, so we hope to be the first. Not only would we be able to source material from our own mine, but we may be able to source material in nearby areas.”

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European Lithium (ASX:EUR,FWB:PF8) Executive Chairman Tony Sage discussed the company’s Wolfsburg project in Austria, a country with a rich mining history dating back to WWII that maintains its infrastructure.

Wolfsburg continues that tradition, positioned only 45 kilometres from the city that hosts the largest Samsung battery factory.

"It’s quite unique. In Europe, a lot of the lithium mines are at the exploration stage," Sage said. "This mine was built back in the '80s by the Austrian government. So all the work has been done. If we were going to do this project today, we would have to get environmental approval and spend about $100 million — but they did all the work and the licence is in perpetuity.


“We can now access that mine and start mining immediately. In fact, in 2017, we mined it and took out 1,500 tonnes, which is a massive advantage in the lithium industry because we were able to build a pilot plant and put 300 tonnes of the material through the pilot plant, which gave us the results that we were looking for in that it's high-grade product.”

Sage also discussed European Lithium’s goals with the project. “Our aim is to mine it. It's a very simple mining process. We're in the process now of trying to acquire land nearby so we can actually put a conversion plant and a hydroxide plant on it. There's not one hydroxide plant in Europe, so we hope to be the first. Not only would we be able to source material from our own mine, but we may be able to source material in nearby areas.”

Sage told the Investing News Network that the government is supportive of its endeavours. “The Austrian government is very keen for us to build hydroxide plants so they can actually entice vehicle companies to build a factory nearby the hydroxide plant. This way, we can have a mine right through to the battery solution for the Austrian government. In the end, all we can do is get the mines up and operating, build the hydroxide plant and see what happens.”

The mine itself is underground. “Underground mining techniques are used all around the world. When they built it, they actually overbuilt — so when we decided to mine back in 2017, it was quite easy for us to find the seam of the orebody and then take the ore out," Sage said.

“We completed a prefeasibility study in 2018. The cost structure then was about US$7,500 per tonne to produce the hydroxide. Right now, the hydroxide price is around US$69,000 a tonne — that’s a massive profit margin that we don’t see as sustainable long term. When we do our definitive feasibility study, we're probably going to use an average price over the life of mine of about US$25,000 — but that's still a huge profit margin. That feasibility study is coming within the next four months, when we’ll be in a good position to partner with someone.”

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