Thunes Hires Matt van Geldere as Chief People Officer to Support Global Growth

Thunes Hires Matt van Geldere as Chief People Officer to Support Global Growth
  • Matt van Geldere, new Chief People Officer, is appointed by Thunes
  • The appointment strengthens Thunes’ leadership team and supports continued global growth as the company doubles its employee headcount in 18 months

Singapore, 20 September 2022 Thunes, a global cross-border payments company, today announced the appointment of Matt van Geldere as the company’s new Chief People Officer.

As the company’s first Chief People Officer, Matt will lead Thunes’ global human resources strategy during its rapid growth phase. That includes talent acquisition, training and leadership development, as well as building and maintaining company culture, diversity and inclusion.

“Matt is a seasoned HR executive and transformation expert with an impressive international track record helping fast-growing tech companies to expand globally. He will play a key role in recruiting and nurturing top talent from around the world while establishing a new and scalable HR operating model to support Thunes’ rapid growth. Matt’s extensive international and multi-cultural experience will also be invaluable in our mission to create a diverse and inclusive workplace culture,” said Peter De Caluwe, Chief Executive Officer, Thunes.

Matt brings more than 20 years of professional experience in human resources and business transformation across the digital advertising and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Thunes, he served in various global HR and Transformation leadership roles at ad-tech giant Criteo where he led strategic change initiatives across 20 countries. Before joining Criteo, Matt had different global and regional HR leadership positions at Easynet Global Services, a global provider of managed networking, hosting and cloud integration services.

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Rotterdam University of Applied Science. Throughout his career, he has worked and lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, China, and Singapore.

“I’m thrilled to join Thunes as the company accelerates its global expansion. Right now, we have a diverse and dynamic team of 300+ employees comprising some 50 nationalities spread across five continents, and we plan to get even bigger and better. As we continue on this exciting growth phase, I want to ensure we maintain a world-class environment for our Thunesters to prosper and our business to thrive,” said Matt van Geldere, Chief People Officer, Thunes.

About Thunes

Founded in 2016, Thunes is a B2B company that powers payments for the world’s fastest-growing businesses – from Gig Economy giants such as Uber and Deliveroo and Southeast Asia’s super-app Grab to global Fintech leaders such as PayPal and Remitly. Through a single, simple connection, consumers and businesses can send payments to – and get paid in – every corner of the world. Thunes currently supports 79 currencies, enables payments to 130 countries, and helps to accept 300 payment methods. In April 2022, Thunes acquired a controlling stake in a leading AML and Compliance Platform company Tookitaki, which now enables the company’s advanced compliance, anti-fraud, and anti-money laundering (AML) capabilities, setting an international benchmark for sustainable compliance. The company is headquartered in Singapore, with regional offices in London, Paris, Shanghai, New York, Dubai, Nairobi, Arizona, and Barcelona. For more information, visit


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