Thaer Sabri is CEO of the Electronic Money Association, the European trade body for the e-money industry, and managing director of payments consultancy Flawless Money. He is also senior partner of the payments specialist law firm FM Legal.
He has more than 15 years’ experience (regulatory, product management, and business development) in the electronic money and innovative payments industry. Thaer leads industry negotiations with member state regulators as well as EU institutions. Thaer is a member of the European Commission Payments Market Experts Group, and has been involved on behalf of industry in the development of the Electronic Money, Payment Services and Anti-Money Laundering Directives. He participates in the UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group on behalf of the EMA, he sits of various SEPA working groups that are part of the European Central Bank’s Euro Retail Payments Board, and represents the e-money industry on FATF private stakeholders forums.
Flawless Money advises clients on regulatory issues in the EEA, assists in authorisation in jurisdictions globally, facilitates business through advice and assistance and together with its sister law firm FM Legal provides legal advice on payments issues.