Sandra Yao is the SVP Africa for Thunes, responsible for leading the Africa region where she has played a key role in building key partnerships and business opportunities while strategically outlining smarter transfer solutions for cross border payments.

With 15 years of experience in the payment industry in Africa, Sandra continues to make a positive contribution to shape the industry into a more inclusive ecosystem. Passionate about Cross Border Payments in Africa’s Landscape.

Previously, Sandra was the Director of New Business Development at The National Bank of Kenya, where she set up two departments for the bank: Chinese Business department, Innovation & Digitization center; where she managed to develop and offer business direction and a quick Market Penetration in Chinese business and create an environment to embrace innovation & digitization within the bank.