Thunes names Ruwan De Soyza General Counsel

Thunes names Ruwan De Soyza General Counsel

Veteran legal strategist joins Thunes to support global expansion and compliance

Thunes, the global money movement innovator, today announced Ruwan De Soyza as General Counsel to oversee all legal, compliance and secretariat affairs as the company accelerates growth worldwide. Reporting to Floris de Kort, Thunes’ CEO, De Soyza will lead a team across a broad range of practice areas, including payment regulation, licensing, compliance, M&A and commercial contracts.

De Soyza brings over 25 years of legal experience operating in highly regulated environments, having held a number of General Counsel and Executive roles, including at Xplor Technologies and Halma PLC.

He spent over seven years at Worldpay, progressing to Group General Counsel in 2017, co-establishing its legal and compliance function ahead of its 2015 IPO and £9bn merger with Vantiv, to support the firm’s growth as a top global payment processor. 

De Soyza’s leadership will strengthen Thunes’ legal and compliance capabilities as the company extends its global money movement network. De Soyza’s appointment comes weeks after the company’s’ definitive agreement to acquire payments platform Tilia, licensed in 48 U.S. states and territories, and enter more markets to enable customers to move money in real time and in full transparency. 

“I’ve known and worked with Ruwan for many years as a key advisor, and together we’ve professionalized and scaled companies to advanced maturation. He brings a wealth of experience, thorough legal and compliance payments knowledge, and a care and passion for seeing businesses and their people and customers succeed.”  

Thunes’ CEO Floris de Kort

“Thunes powers cross-border payments for some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses and is growing rapidly.  I’m excited to  join the team and steer its legal and compliance functions to continue to optimise operations, licensing and seize new opportunities.” 

Ruwan De Soyza, Thunes’ General Counsel


Flo Holt, Headland,

Rebecca Hackworth, Corporate Communications, Thunes,

About Thunes:

Thunes is a global payment innovator enabling businesses to move money in real-time and in full transparency. We empower our customers to pay and get paid by anyone, anywhere, and however they prefer, closing the gap between payment systems worldwide. With Thunes, large, medium and small companies can Accept 550+ payment methods, and Pay to over 4 billion bank accounts and 3 billion mobile wallets.

Thunes currently facilitates payments in 85 currencies across 130+ countries, using local payment methods, including 120 mobile wallets like PayPal, M-Pesa and Airtel, for gig economy giants like Uber and Deliveroo, super-apps like Grab and WeChat, IMTOs, Fintechs, PSPs and banks. Headquartered in Singapore, Thunes has a presence in 13 locations, including Barcelona, Beijing, Dubai, London, Manila, Nairobi, Paris, San Francisco and Sao Paulo.

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