Thunes Appoints Payments Expert Biren Zandani to Accelerate Growth in APACby Fintech News Singapore November 29, 2021
Global cross-border payments company Thunes announced that it has appointed Biren Zandani as the SVP for Asia Pacific (APAC).
Biren, based in Singapore, is a recognised payments expert with over 20 years of experience in financial services, particularly B2B, B2P, and P2P payments.
Before joining Thunes, Biren was the Head of APAC at Transfast, a Mastercard company, where he was in charge of generating revenue and establishing robust network partnerships.
He was also the Head of Business Development & Network Management for SEA & ANZ at Earthport, now known as Visa Direct.
Prior to that he held several leadership roles in Banking, he was the SVP for APAC at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and the Executive Director for Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia at J.P. Morgan.
Thunes also hired three other new senior executives to lead its business in strategic regions; Jenna Wyer as the SVP for the Americas, Simon Nelson as the SVP for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as Daphne Huang as the SVP for Greater China.
These key hires come as part of Thunes’ strategy to further expand its global presence, deepen relations with local markets and localise its sales, product, and network capabilities.
“We have added four highly talented regional Senior Vice Presidents (SVPs) to complement the strong leadership we already have in Africa and Europe, who together will accelerate our growth of Thunes across the different regions where we operate.
And I’m glad to highlight that half of our global SVPs now are women, as diversity in the workplace can only strengthen us as a company,”
said Aik Boon Tan, Chief Commercial Officer of Thunes.