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.
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.
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