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Thunes appoints veteran business development executive Tamer El-Emary as COO

By Pavithra R

October 14, 2020

  • Singapore
  • Thunes

Thunes Appoints Tamer El-Emary as Chief Operating Officer
Tamer El-Emary, Chief Operating Officer

Thunes, providing cross-border network that delivers smarter payment solutions for emerging economies has announced the appointment of Tamer El-Emary as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The appointment follows the company’s recent Series B round of funding which demonstrated the FinTech’s growth in business and product offering.

El-Emary is bringing in more than two decades of leadership experience in driving growth and strategic alliance activity at companies such as MasterCard and American Express in London and New York. In his most recent role as Chief Commercial Officer at WorldRemit, he led the expansion and optimisation of the company’s global network and its strategic partnerships.

“I’m thrilled that Tamer El-Emary has joined Thunes as its Chief Operating Officer. Given his wealth of commercial, product and operational experience in leading strategic alliances and growth strategies at some of the world’s foremost organisations, we are confident that Thunes will benefit from his valuable expertise,” said Peter De Caluwe, CEO of Thunes.

El-Emary will work from Thunes’ London office and will lead the sales, marketing, global network partnerships and customer success functions, enabling greater collaboration between business units to support the company’s next phase of development. According to Thunes, El-Emary’s extensive international experience and strong track record of driving accelerated growth is expected to prove invaluable as the firm establishes itself as a global leader in the cross-border payments space.

“I’m excited to join Thunes at such a pivotal moment in its journey. As the company is fast becoming a strong contender within the cross-border payments arena, I look forward to joining Peter De Caluwe’s dynamic team and creating a more interconnected and comprehensive payments ecosystem across the globe,” said El-Emary.

Founded in 2016, Thunes mission is to help businesses and customers around the world participate in the global economy, by providing them fast and affordable cross-border payments. Its global platform provides seamless transfer of funds between payment systems in more than 100 countries and 60 currencies.

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