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Elias Ghanem

Elias Ghanem


Senior executive with entrepreneurial drive and a strong customer experience focus. Deep experience in retail payments, e-payments, FinTech start-up creation, fund raising and strategic partnerships.

Solid track record of breakthrough results in senior regional leadership roles at PayPal-eBay Inc, Visa Inc and Accor Group in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Proven success in business set up leading growth in top and bottom line, market share and shareholder value.

Extensive experience in managing teams across matrix organizations with multi-functional roles in strategy, BD, sales, marketing and customer experience. Recognized as a team builder, inspiring and collaborative leader with solid influencing skills and ability to motivate and lead people in diverse cultural environments.
Successful change agent with a history of leading emerging market entry both in high growth B2B and B2C environments. Advanced expertise in managing customer acquisition and engagement programs through a multi-channel approach (stores, branches, telesales, online, digital and through social media).
Chairman, Board member and mentor for several start-ups in emerging markets and US.

Elias is an active angel investor in the Fintech sector, and has invested in several companies disrupting traditional payment landscape and solving major pain points as "cash on delivery", cross border remittances, alternative payments to cash and cards alike Bitcoin.

Expériences professionnelles

Vice-président fintech continental europe

CAP GEMINI , Barcelona

De Juin 2017 à Aujourd'hui

High growth business coach


De Janvier 2016 à Aujourd'hui

High growth business coach. StartUp and ScaleUp mentorship.
Focus areas: Fintech; omnichannel retail; Fund raising; public speaking; vision identification, sales planning; team structuring; strategic planning



De Janvier 2016 à Aujourd'hui

Use Raghunter to search for local fashion destinations located in different neighborhoods, to read top recommendations and lists about where you should shop in each city, and benefit from exclusive discounts you'll get coming from Raghunter. In other words, Raghunter is your essential online fashion guide. Now in Beirut, soon in Paris and London.

Principal - payments and investment senior advisor


De Mai 2015 à Aujourd'hui

Bridg is a mobile-to-mobile payment platform that leverages the power of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to process cashless payments in any offline scenario. Aiming to Bridge the gap of face-to-face payments without the need of infrastructure, thanks to mobile.

Bridg makes cashless payments available to SMEs in the physical world without the burden of carrying a POS.

Bridg is a Mobile to mobile payment solution utilizing Bluetooth technology that has a larger reach than NFC with complete user control. Bridg is the perfect solution for home delivery, alternative to COD, aviation and small stores. Bridg has the ability to process mobile payments in any offline scenario (merchant offline, user offline, both offline). No infrastructure required, just download the Bridg app and gain a consumer wallet and a merchant POS.

Senior investment advisor


De Avril 2015 à Aujourd'hui

PayKii focuses on the nascent but highly promising cross border bill payment remittances niche.

B2B fintech company with the mission to make it simple for people living abroad to meet the financial needs of their loved ones back home.

Chairman of the board of directors


De Mars 2015 à Aujourd'hui

Zoomaal is a crowdfunding platform that funds creativity in the Arab world and the first startup to get 4 Arab VCs on one table.

Chairman of the board of directors and co-founder


De Janvier 2015 à Aujourd'hui

Chairing the Board of Directors and leading long term company strategic vision. Leading the Investment discussions as we prepare for the Series B fund raising round.

Elias founded Telr in Nov 2013 in Singapore, as the Payment Gateway for Emerging markets to offer online, mobile and social media payment processing as well as Cash Management solutions to the exponentially growing eCommerce market across Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa. In collaboration with a highly professional team, raised a significant Series A from 2 VCs funds: iMENA (Jordan) and Hatcher (Singapore), acquired a UAE-based PG, set up several strategic partnerships with Banks, Telecom Operators and Logistics companies. Telr has won the "2014 Start-up of the Year" award by Arabian Business in Nov 2014.

Parcours officiels

Paris – Programme Grande École – 1994


Arabe - Langue maternelle

Français - Langue maternelle

Anglais - Courant

Espagnol - Courant

Portugais - Courant