We power payments for the world’s fastest-growing businesses
By joining our global payment network, businesses and their customers can send payments to – and get paid in – even the hardest-to-reach corners of the world. Unlike traditional payment networks, we offer fast, transparent and affordable payments to more than 126 countries, enable businesses and their customers to be paid in more ways, and embed automated, streamlined compliance processes, decreasing risks and reducing overall costs.
To connect every corner of the world
And make the global economy accessible to all.
The existing financial system is slow, and not transparent, inclusive or customer-friendly – it doesn’t reflect the changing nature of the global economy and the needs of business.
Our mission is to empower businesses and their customers around the world to participate in the global economy by making global payments fast, transparent and affordable – even in emerging countries with smaller, but fast-growing, economies.
With support of Tookitaki, a Thunes company, we also help to safeguard the businesses and create more transparency around the payment flows of our global customers. We deploy advanced anti-fraud and anti money-laundering (AML) measures, using Big Data and Machine Learning technologies to set the international benchmark for sustainable compliance.
Welcome to the payments infrastructure of the future.
We support personal economies and encourage global inclusion
By evolving archaic banking systems and fostering financial inclusion, we are helping the 1.7 billion unbanked participate in the global economy.
We build relationships, not just networks
We create partnerships between people, not just businesses. Our team is on the ground across the world – and always seeks to add value and build potential in our partner economies and countries.
We take our responsibilities seriously
From our relentless focus on data security and privacy through to our responsive support for our customers, partners and employees, we always seek to leave a positive mark on the world.
Meet our leadership team
Peter De Caluwe
Chief Executive Officer
Peter is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Thunes. Under his leadership Thunes has transformed into a world leading fintech that powers payments for the world’s fastest-growing businesses. Peter drives Thunes through rapid business and geographical expansion, challenging the status quo for cross border payments. Previously he was CEO Payments at Naspers and also Ogone (now Ingenico ePayments).
Kian Bin Teo
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, KB who is CFA Charterholder leads our Finance, Treasury, Tax, Legal, Compliance & Strategy departments ensuring our operations are robust. Prior to Thunes, KB was CFO for technology companies in China and also worked as investment banker for 10 years.FinanceComplianceTreasuryTaxLegalStrategy
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of Thunes, Tamer oversees the growth of Thunes’ businesses, driving discipline and collaboration across the Sales, Marketing, Network Partnerships and Customer Success functions within Thunes. Previously he was Chief Commercial Officer at WorldRemit as well as senior leader at Mastercard and American Express.SalesNetwork ExpansionMarketingCustomer Success
Chief Technology Officer
Mike is the Chief Technology Officer at Thunes, leading our technology divisions to ensure that we deliver a robust platform with strong support for customers as they integrate with us. Mike is an experienced technology executive with previous roles at Fox Networks Asia and Naspers portfolio companies (DStv and Showmax).EngineeringInfrastructureIntegrationSecurityData Science
Co-Founder, Thunes Collections (formerly Limonetik)
Christophe joined Thunes through the acquisition of Limonetik, a startup he founded in 2007. He leads cross functionally the global Thunes Collections offering that was enabled by this acquisition. He is a multiple time entrepreneur and a seasoned technology executive.Thunes Collections
Chief of Staff
Malini is Chief of Staff to Peter, CEO of Thunes. Malini is responsible for high impact strategy and operations projects originating out of the CEO Office, to drive value for external and internal stakeholders. Before that, she led Strategy & Business Operations at DT One.
Chief Marketing Officer
Irina is Chief Marketing Officer at Thunes and accomplished marketing in Fintech and Tech industries. Before joining Thunes, Irina led global brand and communications at Rapyd, headed partner marketing at Southeast Asia #1 super-app Grab, and spent 8 years with Visa leading complex Marketing projects across CEMEA and APAC. Irina has an MBA from INSEAD and serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Singapore Fintech Association.
Our board of directors
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.
Peter De Caluwe
Chief Executive Officer, Thunes
Peter is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Thunes. Under his leadership Thunes has transformed into a world leading fintech that powers payments for the world’s fastest-growing businesses. Peter drives Thunes through rapid business and geographical expansion, challenging the status quo for cross border payments.
Previously he was CEO Payments at Naspers and also Ogone (now Ingenico ePayments).
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
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.
Lee Kheng Nam
Deputy and Chairman, Vertex Venture
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.
Sunil Sabharwal has spent over two decades as a board member and C-suite executive for global companies like GE Capital, First Data Corporation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Coopers and Lybrand. He has also invested in and worked with leading global fintech corporations such as European payment services company Ogone (now part of Ingenico), Paysafe and IRIS Analytics.
Ali Mazanderani brings with him years of experience leading landmark fintech investments globally and heading strategy in banks. A fintech investor and entrepreneur, Ali co-founded and currently serves as chairman of Salt Pay.
Co-Founder, Helios Investment Partners
Mr. Lawani is co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”) and has 25 years of principal investment experience. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with a Minor in Economics) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
TTMFS Singapore Pte Ltd.
1 Raffles Place,
One Raffles Place Tower 2,
Tel: +65 6983 2501
TransferTo Mobile Financial Services Ltd.
3rd Floor, Hatfield House
52-54 Stamford Street,
SE1 9LX, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 3805 7807
TPAS / Thunes Collections
5 Rue Bouchardon,
75010, Paris, France
Thunes Financial Services S.A.S.
4 Avenue Hoche
75008, Paris, France
Thunes Financial Services Inc.
511 West 25th Street,
Thunes Shanghai Business Consulting Co., Ltd.
Rom 136, Floor 4, Tower C, Fuhui Building, 16 Qixia Road, Pudong New District,
People’s Republic of China
Dubai Silicon Oasis,
TransferTo Thunes Africa Ltd.
Sanlam Towers, Workable Offices,
4th & 5th floor,