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 110 countries and enable businesses and their customers to be paid in more flexible ways.

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Our Mission

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.

Our Approach

We support personal economies and encourage global inclusion

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 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

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.

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Meet our leadership team

  • Peter De Caluwe

    Chief Executive Officer

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    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). 

  • Malini Kannan

    Chief of Staff

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    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.

  • Tamer El-Emary

    Chief Operating Officer

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    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.

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  • Kian Bin Teo

    Chief Financial Officer

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    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. 

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  • Mike Raath

    Chief Technology Officer

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    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).

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  • Melanie Scheuer

    Human Resources Director

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    Melanie leads people operations and strategy at Thunes, supporting a global workforce across 7 offices and over 40 nationalities. She champions the Thunes culture, employer brand, employee engagement and satisfaction. Previously, she has international human resources experience in global companies such as JTI, Coty, Distell and STA Travel.

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  • Christophe Bourbier

    Co-Founder, Thunes Collections (formerly Limonetik)

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    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. 

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Our board of directors

  • Allan Green

    Chairman

    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

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    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). 

  • Jenny Lee

    Jenny Lee

    Managing Partner, GGV Capital

    Jenny Lee

    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

    Sunil Sabharwal

    Director

    Sunil Sabharwal

    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

    Ali Mazanderani

    Director

    Ali Mazanderani

    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.

  • Tope Lawani

    Tope Lawani

    Co-Founder, Helios Investment Partners

    Tope Lawani

    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.

Singapore (HQ)

Singapore (HQ)

TTMFS Singapore Pte Ltd.
1 Raffles Place,
One Raffles Place Tower 2,
#28-61, Singapore
048616

Tel: +65 6983 2501

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London

London

TransferTo Mobile Financial Services Ltd.
3rd Floor, Hatfield House
52-54 Stamford Street,
London
SE1 9LX, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 3805 7807

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Paris

Paris

5 Rue Bouchardon,
75010
Paris, France

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New York

New York

Thunes Financial Services Inc.
199 Water Street
NY10038
USA
MLS #1962458

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Shanghai

Shanghai

Thunes Shanghai Business Consulting Co., Ltd.
Room 136, Floor 4,
No. 3, Lane 26, Qixia Road
Pudong New Area.
Shanghai,
People’s Republic of China

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Dubai

Dubai

DSO-HQ-D3-307,
Dubai Silicon Oasis,
Dubai, UAE

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Nairobi

Nairobi

TransferTo Thunes Africa Ltd.
Workstation No. 12,
4th Floor, Sanlam Towers,
Nairobi, Kenya

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