Thunes, a global cross-border payments company, has announced the appointment of Matt van Geldere as the company’s new Chief People Officer. Matt will be responsible for leading the global human resources, talent acquisition, training and leadership, and development, as well as building and maintaining company culture, diversity, and inclusion.
A human resources management graduate from the Rotterdam University of Applied Science, Matt comes with more than 20 years of professional experience in human resources and business transformation across the digital advertising and telecommunications industries. Throughout his career, he has worked and lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, China, and Singapore.
Prior to joining Thunes, he served in various global HR and transformation leadership roles at ad-tech giant Criteo where he led strategic change initiatives across 20 countries. Before joining Criteo, Matt had different global and regional HR leadership positions at Easynet Global Services, a global provider of managed networking, hosting and cloud integration services.
“Matt is a seasoned HR executive and transformation expert with an impressive international track record helping fast-growing tech companies to expand globally. He 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,” said Peter De Caluwe, Chief Executive Officer, Thunes.
Currently, Thunes has a team of more than 300 employees comprising some 50 nationalities spread across five continents.