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Telr new leadership team to drive investment in the Middle East

Telr appoints Wisam Fadel as chief technology officer and Pretam Raikar as head of sales

Wisam Fadel as chief technology officer (CTO) and Pretam Raikar as head of sales in the UAE
Wisam Fadel as chief technology officer (CTO) and Pretam Raikar as head of sales in the UAE

Online payment solution provider Telr has shaken up its senior leadership team with two new appointments; Wisam Fadel as chief technology officer (CTO) and Pretam Raikar as head of sales in the UAE.

Fadel brings 12 years of software development and industry expertise to the role, plus he previously worked at Noon and fintech experience with AIB, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and MasterCard.

As the new CTO of Telr, Fadel will be responsible for the company's business operations, including product development, innovation and talent building. Furthermore he will work closely with Telr's customers and acquirers and will oversee the next phase of development.

Raikar, who joins as Telr's head of sales, brings 16 years of experience in the banking and payment industry, and he will oversee sales capability across the UAE and new territories in the MENA region. Plus he will form strategic alliances with key partners in the industry.

Sirish Kumar, Founder and CEO of Telr, said: "I'm delighted with the opportunity to welcome Wisam and Pretam to the Telr team. This infusion of new talent once again bolsters our deliberate investment in the UAE.

"For more than three years, we have been investing in data centres, core technology and our team - and the UAE has been our launch pad for partnering in local cashless and digital initiatives like the Smart Dubai Government project."

The appointments highlight Telr's focus on growth and investment in the Middle East.