Thunes, a payments and transfers Fintech, has announced a new head of Latin America. Victor Lucena will now lead the Fintech in its efforts to expand its services. As Head of LATAM, Lucena will manage all aspects of Thunes Latin American operations. He will be based in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
According to Thunes, Lucena previously worked for PayU, Binance, Worldpay, and Rapyd – so he has solid Fintech experience.
Thunes reports that it has established regional payout partnerships in 17 Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay.
In 2022, it launched partnerships with Bexs and Daycoval to enable real-time business and customer inbound payments to Brazil and Banco Santander, Mexico to enable real-time payments.
Thunes also offers payment acceptance capabilities in the region, with 50+ alternative payment options available for integration, including PIX, Mercado Pago and PicPay in Brazil, virtual accounts and Oxxo Pay in Mexico, and PSE and Nequi in Colombia.
Jenna Wyer, SVP/GM for the Americas at Thunes, said the region has incredible potential as millions of customers already use mobile apps and services.
Lucena commented that he believes Thunes can help Latin American Fintechs unlock massive growth opportunities.
“I look forward to ramping up our existing partnerships in this exciting market and creating new connections,” said Lucena.