Thaer Sabri

CEO, Electronic Money Association
CEO, Electronic Money Association


Thaer Sabri – Chief Executive Officer – Electronic Money Association | Member of the Board at European Payments Council and Member of European Commission Payment Services Market Experts Group
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 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 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
–  Member of the European API Evaluation Group reviewing the different EU open banking standards in the EU
Flawless Money advises on regulatory structuring of payments businesses, both in the EU and globally and assists in licensing as well as exemption from regulation. It has developed a range of innovative regulatory models that have enabled clients to offer services in a competitive manner, and it is continually engaging with regulators to enable business friendly legislative interpretation. Together with its sister law firm FM Legal, the two teams provide legal, regulatory, risk, IT security and finance advice to deliver an end-to-end advisory service.