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Global banking specialist joins Tungsten’s leadership team

Business transaction network appoints Head of Tungsten Finance

Tungsten Corporation has appointed Prabhat Vira as President of Tungsten Finance, the supply chain finance arm of the business. Bringing more than 30 years of global banking experience to the team, his appointment further strengthens Tungsten as it implements its ambitious growth strategy to become the world's most trusted business transaction network.

Vira has held senior positions in banking businesses across the world including roles in London, New York, Amsterdam, Singapore and India. He arrives from HSBC where he served as the Global Head of Strategic Transformation and Regional Head North America for HSBC’s Trade & Receivables Finance business, responsible for transforming their business, building sustainable programs and securing new revenue streams. Prior to that, he headed up RBS and Citizen Bank’s transaction banking business for the Americas, leading, motivating and energising a team of 380 trade finance and payments specialists across the Americas. 

As President of Tungsten Finance, Vira is working closely with Richard Hurwitz, the CEO of Tungsten Corporation, to develop a radical “100 day plan” which will shape his strategy for the business. He will lead Tungsten’s supply chain and receivables finance offering and will build on the launch of the Tungsten Early Payment service that enables suppliers to, at the click of a button, get approved invoices paid early. 

Prabhat Vira said: “I am extremely excited to be joining Tungsten at such a significant time for the business. I have substantial experience in building financial operations across the world and pioneering change throughout organisations. Within the myriad of alternative funding options on the market, we have an amazing opportunity to leverage technology and analytics to position Tungsten at the forefront of the industry. Our Early Payment service, in particular, offers unparalleled easy-to-use flexibility for suppliers and my mission is to enable more companies to realise its potential for maximising cash flow.”

Richard Hurwitz, CEO, commented: “Digital transformations are changing how businesses operate and opening up innovative new ways to secure finance. Tungsten is driving such change and Prabhat’s arrival provides us with the experience and leadership to accelerate adoption of our distinctive financing offerings.” 

Tungsten is a global e-invoicing provider, increasing efficiencies in the invoicing process and delivering cost savings. In addition, it offers early payment as a form of alternative finance, helping to maintain a solid financial supply chain.