By: 10 January 2024

Floris de Kort appointed chief executive officer and Peter De Caluwe promoted to deputy chairman

Thunes expands leadership team

Thunes, a B2B cross-border payment company, has appointed Floris de Kort as its new chief executive officer and promoted Peter De Caluwe to deputy chairman.  

De Kort, former chief executive officer of global ecommerce at Worldpay and TSG, will be based in Singapore at Thunes’ global headquarters. 

In his new role, De Caluwe will focus on strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and expansion into key markets, including China and the Gulf countries.  

Floris de Kort, CEO of Thunes

Floris de Kort

Founded in 2016, Thunes facilitates payments in 80 currencies across 133 countries, using more than 300 payment methods, including mobile wallets like PayPal and M Pesa, gig economy giants like Uber and Deliveroo, and super-apps like Grab and WeChat.  

De Kort commented on his new role: “I’m delighted to join Thunes 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 Caluwe said: “Many years ago, in different companies, I used to compete with Floris. I am pleased to team up with him now, combining our skills to better position Thunes as the market leader.”

Allan Green, chairman of Thunes, added: “I’m thrilled by the recruitment of Floris and with Peter joining me as Deputy Chairman; together, they will form a high-impact leadership team.  

“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.” 

Image: Thunes  

Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.