Thaer Sabri

CEO
Electronic Money Association

Dr Thaer Sabri is founder and CEO of the Electronic Money Association, the biggest trade body for new and innovative payment service providers in the EU. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the electronic money and innovative payments industry. He is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales and is also engineering graduate, and postgraduate. Thaer is additionally Director of the European Payments Council (EPC); Member of the European Banking Authority (EBA) Banking Stakeholder Group; Member of Implementation Entity Steering Group for UK Open Banking (OB); Member of the Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB) PIS Working Group - developing Open Banking standards for the EU; and Member of the European API Evaluation Group reviewing the different EU open banking standards in the EU.