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Thunes appoints Floris de Kort as new CEO

Former CEO Peter de Caluwe is transitioning to deputy chairman to focus on strategy and expansion

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Cross-border payments infrastructure platform Thunes has appointed Floris de Kort as its new CEO to accelerate growth.

As part of Thunes’ leadership change-up, former CEO Peter de Caluwe has been promoted to deputy chairman to focus on strategy, mergers and acquisitions and expansion into key markets including China and the Gulf.

de Kort previously served as CEO of global eCommerce at Worldpay, where he led the company to IPO in 2015, and as CEO of software and integrated payments platform TSG.

“I'm delighted to join Thunes as CEO to scale and accelerate growth. We are laser-focused on helping our customers create opportunities for cross-border payments across emerging markets and segments,” de Kort said.

“There’s clear potential, and we have the right people, culture and strategy in place to be extremely successful.” 

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Singapore and London, Thunes powers payments for businesses ranging from Uber and Deliveroo to fintechs like Revolut and PayPal.

It enables businesses and their customers to both make and receive global payments, supporting 80 currencies across more than 130 countries with 300 payment methods.

In July 2023 it extended its Series C to $72m, with new investors including Visa coming on board to build on a $60m round led by London-based hedge fund Marshall Wace.

“We will continue to grow Thunes as the global leader in cross-border payments, building on our solid customer base, a multi-trillion dollar target addressable market, top-tier distribution partners and an unrivalled global payment network,” Thunes chairman Allan Green said.

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