Thunes Makes Key Appointments to Its Board of Directorsby Fintech News Singapore November 17, 2020
Thunes, a Singaporean cross-border payments network, announced the appointments of Sunil Sabharwal and Ali Mazanderani to its Board of Directors. Both will also take up chairmanship positions at the company, Sabharwal as Chairman of the Audit and Regulatory Committee and Mazanderani as Chairman of the Strategy Committee.
Sabharwal joins the board with decades of advisory, private equity and financial technology experience at notable firms such as GE Capital and Ingenico (formerly known as Ogone). In recent years, as the US Alternate Executive Director to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Sabharwal was responsible for casting the United States’ vote on IMF decisions and took an active role in advancing multiple financial technology initiatives there.
The Indian-American investor has led multiple exits during his time at private equity firms and is well-versed at paving growth paths for companies. In his new role, Sabharwal will be vital in contributing strategic oversight, managing relationships with regulators and financial institutions, and providing M&A advisory expertise.
“I have great admiration for Thunes’ vision and work in solving cross-border payments challenges in the emerging markets of the world. I am honoured to join their Board, and I look forward to working closely with them.”
Mazanderani brings with him years of in-depth knowledge and expertise in driving fintech investments and heading strategy in banks. He is the co-founder and chairman of SaltPay, and also serves as a non-executive director on the board of several fintech companies including StoneCo and Network International.
Mazanderani’s extensive background in the global payments industry and credentials in leading fintech transactions positions him well to advise Thunes on strategic activity and help drive inorganic growth.
“Having followed Thunes’ growth over the past few years, I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute as a Board member. Thunes’ unique solutions and robust leadership will transform how the world moves money across borders, and it is exciting to play a part in this.”
Thunes had recently appointed Tamer El-Emary as its new Chief Operating Officer following a recent financing round raising US$60 million.