Our Story

One connection to the world of payments.

Here is how we became a world leader in Fintech.

How it all began

It all started with a challenge. “I was trying to organise a party in Thailand” says our CEO and co-founder, Prajit Nanu. “I picked a spot and needed to send a small deposit for the booking."

But it got me thinking: Why couldn’t I make a fast, safe, easy money transfer?

Prajit was determined to fix the problem of cross-border transfers. That’s how our journey began in 2014. Today, we’re a world leader in Fintech.

Nium started out as InstaReM, simplifying payments for consumers and businesses, quickly winning customers across the globe. InstaReM put fast, safe, easy money transfers in the hands of millions of customers. Core to the success of InstaReM is an advanced global payments platform. A platform built for simplicity, scale and speed.

That platform is Nium.

Today, Nium connects the world’s businesses to payment infrastructure through one API.

Nium lets banks, payment providers, travel companies and more, collect and disburse funds in local currencies to over 100 countries, plus issue physical and virtual cards globally.

Nium is a next-generation global payments platform. We help customers embed our technologies to unlock revenue, boost cash flow and transform business around the world. We’ve become a leader in what we do, because we get money to people swiftly, frictionlessly, and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional players.

We’re passionate, curious and constantly striving for excellence.

Nium the first B2B payments unicorn from Southeast Asia

Fast forward 7 years and we’re at another pivotal point in our company. We’ve raised over US$200 million in Series D funding, making Nium the first B2B payments unicorn from Southeast Asia.

Nium’s evolution

This is the Nium story as told through milestones

Our Leadership

Prajit Nanu

CEO and Co-Founder

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Michael Bermingham

Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder

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Pratik Gandhi

Chief Operating Officer

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Rajesh Venkatesh

Chief Product Officer

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Frederick Crosby

Chief Revenue Officer

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Nilesh Pathak

Chief Technology Officer

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Laurent Reichert

Chief Compliance Officer

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Yogesh Sangle

Global Head of Consumer & SME Business

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Dana Nino

Senior Vice President, Growth; Customer Success & Partnerships

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Joaquín Ayuso de Paúl

Senior Vice President, Banking Services

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Katie Mitchell

Global Head of Government Relations

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Spencer Hanlon

Global Head of Travel & Transport

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Nareg DerManuelian

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

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