CEO and co-founder of Telr.com
Elias Ghanem is the co-founder of Telr.com - Your Currency. Your Language: a Payment Gateway offering a set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enable businesses to accept and manage online payments via web & mobile. Telr prides itself on offering the most secure, reliable and innovative online payment processing service available today in the Middle East. Telr has a team of passionate and experienced ePayments experts and a solid in-house developed platform aiming to revolutionize the payment gateways industry in Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia through its unique value proposition of payment gateway and cash management solutions.
Elias Ghanem is the former MD of PayPal Middle East and North Africa and previously MD of PayPal South East Asia and India. Before joining PayPal, he has been a long-time senior executive at Visa Inc., Mr. Ghanem is a proven payment industry leader with a strong entrepreneurial drive and years of managing e-payment solutions in regional leadership roles at PayPal/eBay, Visa, and Accor Group in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Fluent in five languages, and a 2013 nominee for the Arabian Business Start-ups “Mentor of the Year” award. His multi-functional experience spans strategy, business development, sales and marketing and successful change agent with a history of leading emerging market entry both in high growth B2B and B2C environments.
Elias is a Business Science graduate of the “Institut de Preparation à l’Administration et la Gestion”, a Business School in Paris, France, with major in Finance, and received an MBA from the University of Miami, USA.