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TransferTo’s Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network


135 Countries
100 Currencies
300M Transactions
4.5B Phone Reach

Eric Barbier
Eric Barbier Founder and CEO

Over a decade ago, I observed mobile phone users gifting mobile airtime to each other over SMS in the Philippines. Recognizing the value of airtime as a form of currency in emerging markets, I anticipated mobile transactions to dominate the future of cross-border payments and created TransferTo in 2005 for a fundamental purpose: to offer a network infrastructure enabling people to send and receive money easily via mobile.

Eric Barbier

Eric Barbier Chief Executive Officer 

CEO of TransferTo.
Eric founded TransferTo in 2005. Prior to starting TransferTo, Eric co-founded Mobile 365 (now SAP) the largest Mobile Messaging network. Eric also holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology from ESIEE in Paris.

Languages Spoken: English, French

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Peter De Caluwe

Peter De Caluwe Chief Operating Officer 

Peter joined the TransferTo Team in May 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer to manage internal operations and investor relations. Prior to TransferTo, he was the CEO Payments-PayU at Naspers focusing on growing the global payment platforms in 25 emerging markets. Peter holds a degree in Marketing Management from KUL in Leuven.

Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, German, French

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Thierry Siminger

Thierry Siminger Chief Customer Officer 

Thierry joined TransferTo in May 2017 as the Chief Customer Officer to lead the company’s global sales operations. Prior to TransferTo, he worked at SIGFOX where he held the position of Middle East, Africa President and EXCO member. Thierry also holds an MBA from ESACI.

Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Bruno Premartin

Bruno Premartin Chief Technology Officer 

CTO of TransferTo, Bruno joined the TransferTo team in 2008. He holds an Engineering degree from the University of Technology of Compiègne in France where he specialized in system administration, networking, and security.

Languages Spoken: English, French

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Remi Provendier

Remi Provendier EVP, Product & Marketing 

Remi joined the TransferTo team in 2014 as EVP of Product & Marketing. Prior to TransferTo, Remi led consumer products for PayPal in Europe, and was a member of the founding team of Mobile365 (now SAP). Remi holds a Masters Degree from ESIEE in Information Technology and a Masters from ESSEC Business School.

Languages Spoken: English, French

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Marcelo Licht

Marcelo Licht EVP, Americas 

Marcelo joined the TransferTo team in 2013 as EVP for the Americas. Prior to TransferTo, Marcelo worked with IDT for over 12 years. Marcelo holds a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay and an MBA from ESMA in Spain.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Suraj Vaghani

Suraj Vaghani EVP, Europe, Middle East & India 

Suraj joined TransferTo in 2011 as EVP for the Middle East. Prior to TransferTo Suraj held various high profile positions with Western Union, Travelex & Coinstar Inc. and Mi-Pay Limited. Suraj holds a BSc Honours in Management Science.

Languages Spoken: English, Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu

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Aik Boon Tan

Aik Boon Tan EVP, Asia Pacific 

Aik-Boon joined TransferTo in 2006 as EVP for APAC. In 2008 he was instrumental in the business design of the world’s first mobile-to-mobile international airtime transfer service in Malaysia. AB holds an engineering degree from Monash University in Australia and an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Malay

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Nicholas Vonthron

Nicolas Vonthron EVP, Africa 

Nicolas joined the TransferTo team in 2016 as EVP for Africa. Prior to TransferTo, Nicolas led Mobile Money interoperability at the GSMA in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and held various strategy and marketing positions for Orange in Africa & Middle-East. Nicolas holds Masters degrees in Technology from Ecole Centrale Paris and in Business from EM Normandie.

Languages Spoken: French, English

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Lee, Hong Tian

Lee Hong Tian Finance Director 

Finance Director of TransferTo, Hong Tian joined the TransferTo team in 2010. Prior to TransferTo, Hong Tian played an instrumental role in building the Singapore Havas Media operation. He is also a member of the FCCA.

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

Board of Directors

Allan Green

Allan Green Board Chairman 

Allan Green is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology investor for over 18+ years. He has transformed numerous companies in his capacity of advisor, investor and board member, including industry leaders like Gemalto and Ingenico.

Nathalie Lomon

Nathalie Lomon Director 

As the CFO of Ingenico, Nathalie Lomon takes responsibility for the financial management of the Group. Nathalie has a strong experience in finance and audit at the Group level for several international holdings.

Angus Paterson

Angus Paterson Director 

Angus serves as a partner for an independent fund by TMT VC specialists IRIS Capital. Angus has over 15 years investment and corporate finance advisory experience focused on the TMT and digital sectors.

Lee Kheng Nam

Lee Kheng Nam Director 

Lee Kheng Nam holds several distinguished senior positions as the Deputy and Chairman of Vertex Venture, Director of Creative Technology, Chairman & Director of Heptagon Oy, Director of Innomedia and Director of Infocomm Investments.

Eric Barbier

Eric Barbier Director 

CEO of TransferTo.
Eric founded TransferTo in 2005. Prior to starting TransferTo, Eric co-founded Mobile 365 (now SAP) the largest Mobile Messaging network. Eric also holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology from ESIEE in Paris.

Lee, Hong Tian

Lee Hong Tian Director 

Finance Director of TransferTo, Hong Tian joined the TransferTo team in 2010. Prior to TransferTo, Hong Tian played an instrumental role in building the Singapore Havas Media operation. He is also a member of the FCCA.

TransferTo operates a Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network for emerging markets, processing airtime top-up, money transfers, mass payouts and merchant payments in real-time for duly licensed financial institutions, organisations and merchants.   Leading companies rely on TransferTo’s Mobile Payment solutions to perform digital payments.


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