Chairman and Co-founder, Telr.com


Elias Ghanem, FINTECH and customer journey expert Elias Ghanem, is a FINTECH professional. Elias worked for VISA for 12 years in Miami and Singapore followed by 4 years at PAYPAL in Singapore (as GM for South East Asia and India) and then MENA GM. In Nov 2013 he left PayPal to become an entrepreneur (at age 43) and launched TELR, an online payment gateway based in Singapore and Dubai. He ran Telr for all 2014 and became the chairman of Telr in January’15. Since then, he chairs and sits on boards of several FINTECH startups. He has been working and speaking about the disruption of the retail sector, and advocating for a multi-touch customer experience driven by an omnichannel engagement approach. He has been until May 2016, the Resident Mentor of the UK Lebanon Tech Hub in Beirut, a start-ups accelerator programme set up by Banque du Liban, the Lebanese Central Bank. He is currently the VP for International sales for Bookwitty.com