This comes as the company sees its employee headcount double in 18 months.
B2B cross-border payment provider Thunes has appointed Matt van Geldere as the company's first Chief People Officer, with the view to support global growth. This comes as the company sees its employee headcount double in 18 months.
In this role, van Geldere will lead Thunes’ global HR strategy, including talent acquisition, training and leadership development, as well as building and maintaining company culture, diversity and inclusion.
Peter De Caluwe, Chief Executive Officer, Thunes, spoke on the appointment: "He (van Geldere) will play a key role in recruiting and nurturing top talent from around the world while establishing a new and scalable HR operating model to support Thunes’ rapid growth. Matt’s extensive international and multi-cultural experience will also be invaluable in our mission to create a diverse and inclusive workplace culture."
van Geldere brings more than 20 years of professional experience in HR and business transformation across the digital advertising and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Thunes, he served in various global HR and transformation leadership roles at Criteo where he is credited to have led strategic change initiatives across 20 countries.
Before Criteo, he has held different global and regional HR leadership positions at Easynet Global Services in roles based in London and Shanghai. He moved to Singapore in the role of VP, Global People Experience for Criteo in December 2017. Throughout his career, he has worked and lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, China, and Singapore.
On his forward outlook, van Geldere shared: "Right now, we have a diverse and dynamic team of 300+ employees comprising some 50 nationalities spread across five continents, and we plan to get even bigger and better. As we continue on this exciting growth phase, I want to ensure we maintain a world-class environment for our Thunesters to prosper and our business to thrive."
Founded in 2016, Thunes currently supports 79 currencies, enables payments to 130 countries, and helps to accept 300 payment methods. Headquartered in Singapore, it has regional offices in London, Paris, Shanghai, New York, Dubai, Nairobi, Arizona, and Barcelona.
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