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Greater access for deeper inclusion

Our story:
Helping to make financial services accessible to everyone

 

It is estimated that 1.7 Billion adults worldwide are still excluded from the global economy lacking access to any financial service. At Thunes we made it our mission and we work 24/7/365 to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems: making financial services global and accessible to everyone.

We are able to do this by interconnecting diverse payment systems that enable better movement of funds into and out of emerging economies. Our network makes it possible for Mobile Wallet Operators, Corporations, Merchants, Money Transfer Operators and Banks to move funds in real time to and from emerging countries. We offer three key payment solutions (P2P remittance processing, corporate mass payouts and digital payment services) and our global network spans over 80 countries.

We are solution focused

Fairness, honesty and ethics are non-negotiable

We are adaptable

We work smart, together

We never give up

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Steve joined Thunes in 2018 as Chief Executive Officer to head the company’s money transfer business. Previously, Steve held senior leadership and strategic advisory positions for global companies, including GRAB, Xiaomi Technology, Navteq Corporation and McKinsey. He holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Meet our management team

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Peter de Caluwe

Executive Chairman & CEO

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Peter is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Thunes. Peter previously held the position of CEO Payments at Naspers, and before that, he was CEO at Ogone, (now known as Ingenico ePayments). He holds a degree in Marketing Management from KUL in Leuven.

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Steve Vickers

Managing Director
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Steve joined Thunes in 2018 to to lead the business
expansion and transformation of the enterprise as a pure-play FinTech
organisation.. Previously, Steve held senior leadership and strategic advisory positions for global companies, including GRAB, Xiaomi Technology, Navteq Corporation and McKinsey. He holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Kian Bin Teo

Chief Financial Officer
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KB Teo has more than 25 years of experience in financial planning, corporate finance, risk management, and investor relations. Prior to Thunes, Teo was CFO for technology companies in China and also worked as investment banker for 10 years. He is a CFA Charterholder and earned his BA in politics and economics from Oxford University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
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Pierre Vigier

Chief Technology Officer
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Pierre is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Thunes where he is responsible for the management of the company’s technology platform. He joined Thunes in 2014 and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from ISIMA.
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Aik Boon Tan

Chief Commercial Officer
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Aik-Boon has been with Thunes since 2006 and is now the Chief Commercial Officer focusing on leading the company’s global sales operations. AB holds an engineering degree from Monash University in Australia and an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.
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Purnima Pattanayak

SVP Strategy
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Purnima is a seasoned strategy executive with more than a decade experience in the payments industry. She most recently held multiple leadership roles at Mastercard in New York and Singapore, in the areas of corporate strategy, M&A, international business expansion and global product management. Prior to Mastercard, she was a strategy consultant with Deloitte Consulting. Purnima holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
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Adrien Antoni

Head of Legal & Compliance
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Adrien joined Thunes in 2018 to lead the company’s compliance department globally. Adrien has over 9 years of experience in the payments industry, managing global compliance programs and financial crimes teams across the world. Adrien holds a Masters Degree in International and European Law from Faculté Libre de Droit d’Economie et de Gestion – Paris, and is a certified member of the ICA.
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Nadia Pekic

Global HR Director
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Nadia joined Thunes as Global HR Director in April 2017. She is responsible for leading Thunes people strategy which includes developing talent, strategic capabilities, an engaging culture and work environment. She brings over 20 years of international HR expertise to Thunes, having worked in Australia, the UK and Singapore in the IT and Pharmaceutical industries. Nadia holds Degrees in Arts and Science from the Australian National University. 

Board of Directors

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Peter De Caluwe

Executive Chairman

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Peter is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Thunes. Peter previously held the position of CEO Payments at Naspers, and before that, he was CEO at Ogone, (now known as Ingenico ePayments). He holds a degree in Marketing Management from KUL in Leuven.

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Allan Green

Board Member

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Allan Green is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology investor for over 20 years. He has transformed numerous companies in his capacity of advisor, investor and board member, including industry leaders like Gemalto and Ingenico.

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Jenny Lee

Board Member

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Jenny Lee is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital and helped set up GGV’s first China office in 2005 and GGV’s Singapore office in 2019.  Jenny’s previous operation and finance work experience with ST Aerospace, Morgan Stanley and JAFCO Asia enhanced her role as a preferred board mentor and investor to many entrepreneurs in China. Jenny graduated from Cornell University with a Masters and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
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Lee Kheng Nam

Board Member

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Lee Kheng Nam holds several distinguished senior positions as the Deputy and Chairman of Vertex Venture, Director of Creative Technology, Chairman & Director of Heptagon Oy, Director of Innomedia and Director of Infocomm Investments.