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Suren Ayriyan

Tempo France


Suren Ayriyan is one of the leading experts in European fintech with a unique background in the money transfer area internationally. As a President at TEMPO, a French-based payment institution, cross-border transactions and settlements operator, Suren is responsible for building the unique payment ecosystem, allowing startups and entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level of growth, by adopting disruptive fintech services. Graduated from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, Suren Ayriyan has played a key role in the dizzying success of Unistream, the undisputed leader in the money transfer market in Russia and CIS. Started from scratch as a company with local goals and led by Suren for 12 years, Unistream was transformed into a money transfer ecosystem with international reach, one of the biggest remittances companies in the world, with a turnover of more than $5 billion per annum. Led by Ayriyan, the team of 1,000 employees provided efficient work for 2 mln clients in 100,000 outlets in more than 100 countries. He was the company’s key official in establishing and managing its own networks in Germany, Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom. Suren Ayriyan pioneered a project that resulted in attracting a $20 million investment for Unistream Bank from British investment fund Aurora Russia, Ltd. in 2007 with the total valuation of Unistream of $80 million (13x to capital) which was incredible for Russian banking. He actively participated in the launch of the International Association of Money Transfer Networks, IAMTN. Suren was awarded the prestigious international award “Entrepreneur of the Year 2010” by Ernst & Young (the Russian national competition) in the category of Finance. Suren participated as a speaker in numerous fintech and banking forums worldwide. About TEMPO Payments TEMPO Payments is a payment institution and the principal EU anchor for Stellar blockchain payments. As a cross-border transactions and settlements operator, TEMPO provides payment services for businesses worldwide and stands for the complete transparency of all operations, the immutability of records, high transaction speeds and highly competitive commission rates. The company’s mission is to build a unique payment ecosystem, allowing entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level of growth, by adopting disruptive fintech solutions and helping individuals to fully benefit from the next-gen financial services.