Thunes, a leading cross-border payments network, today announced that Tamer El-Emary has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer.
This is a new, strategic role at the company, and the appointment follows a recent successful financing round which sees Thunes continuing to grow its business and expand its product offering.
El-Emary brings more than 20 years 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.
From Thunes’ London office he 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.
“I’m thrilled that Tamer El-Emary has joined Thunes as its Chief Operating Officer,” said Peter De Caluwe, CEO of Thunes. “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.”
El-Emary’s extensive international experience and strong track record of driving accelerated growth will prove invaluable as Thunes 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,” shared El-Emary. “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.”
Thunes’ continued talent acquisition solidifies its position as the preferred payment network for financial institutions and businesses around the world. The company is supported by a diverse cross-border team comprising over 35 nationalities in more than 20 locations across the globe, with regional hubs in Singapore, Shanghai, Nairobi, London, Paris, Dubai and San Francisco.