Thea van Oosterhout NETHERLANDS - Strategic Business Developer - Strategy Office at

Thea is a committed, energetic, and creative professional with nearly two decades of experience working in the #financial and #technology environment. Her main focus is on business development, #sustainableinnovation, and bridging the divide between a good idea and its actual execution (#accelerator).

Thea currently works at, a global communications and #payments platform empowering businesses to engage with customers across multiple mobile channels. She has previously held various positions at ABN AMRO Bank NV in commercial, management and product development areas.

At, Thea holds the position of Strategic Business Developer within the Strategy Office and she is responsible for Proof of Concepts. She researches and initiates new business developments, converts them into a concept, test them and builds the business case for feasibility and added value for the CM platform. In addition to (technical) feasibility and innovativeness, the revenue model is also an important touchstone. To achieve this, she often works together with prospects and existing customers, strategic partners and is mainly focused externally.

Her innovative mind has resulted in the successful implementation of several new business projects and models in the payment and identity industries. She recently completed a pilot for the CM softPOS solution; an App that transforms your regular smartphone or tablet into a secure payments terminal, enabling it to immediately begin accepting card payments.

Thea’s aspirations for EWPN NL are to bridge gaps between payments and tech, utilize the EWPN community’s brainpower in hackathons or think tanks. Instead of focusing on the differences, monetize them! Preferably combining her passion for sustainability and innovation.