Thunes Names Ruwan De Soyza General Counsel

  • People Moves
  • 30.05.2024 09:45 am

Thunes, the global money movement innovator, today announced Ruwan De Soyza as General Counsel to oversee all legal, compliance and secretariat affairs as the company accelerates growth worldwide. Reporting to Floris de Kort, Thunes’ CEO, De Soyza will lead a team across a broad range of practice areas, including payment regulation, licensing, compliance, M&A and commercial contracts.

De Soyza brings over 25 years of legal experience operating in highly regulated environments, having held a number of General Counsel and Executive roles, including at Xplor Technologies and Halma PLC.

He spent over seven years at Worldpay, progressing to Group General Counsel in 2017, co-establishing its legal and compliance function ahead of its 2015 IPO and £9bn merger with Vantiv, to support the firm’s growth as a top global payment processor. 

De Soyza’s leadership will strengthen Thunes’ legal and compliance capabilities as the company extends its global money movement network. De Soyza’s appointment comes weeks after the company’s’ definitive agreement to acquire payments platform Tilia, licensed in 48 U.S. states and territories, and enter more markets to enable customers to move money in real time and in full transparency. 

Thunes’ CEO Floris de Kort said: “I’ve known and worked with Ruwan for many years as a key advisor, and together we’ve professionalized and scaled companies to advanced maturation. He brings a wealth of experience, thorough legal and compliance payments knowledge, and a care and passion for seeing businesses and their people and customers succeed.”  

Ruwan De Soyza, Thunes’ General Counsel, commented: “Thunes powers cross-border payments for some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses and is growing rapidly.  I’m excited to  join the team and steer its legal and compliance functions to continue to optimise operations, licensing and seize new opportunities.” 

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