Elias is the FINTECH Lead for Continental Europe at Capgemini, with the mission to engage with Fintech scaleups to actively and efficiently embed them with Capgemini Financial Services clients.

Elias is a payments expert and senior advisor, with 20+ years of industry experience at Visa and PayPal with roles spanning from APAC Head of Visa Consulting, up to PayPal regional MD in South East Asia & India and MENA. Since 2013, he has become a serial Fintech entrepreneur, having advised a dozen of high-growth and disruptive payment startups in Washington, Singapore, Barcelona, Beirut and Dubai. He sat at the Board or Chairmanship of some of these. He co-founded Telr (www.telr.com) in Singapore and Dubai, an online Payment Gateway, which has won the “2014 Start-up of the Year” award in MENA. He is a certified “Scaling Up” coach; an inspiring thought leader, and enthusiast speaker on the future of payments in Emerging Markets.

Elias has lived in US, LATAM, APAC, Middle East and Europe and is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.