Jonathan Addis OBE, Independent Non-Executive Director

Jon AddisJon is a board level international banker with 30 years’ experience. His expertise includes corporate governance, operational management, internal audit, commercial lending, trade finance and relationship management.

Previously Jon was the Chief Operating Officer at HSBC Asia Pacific. He has lived and worked in a number of countries, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Switzerland and the United States.

Jon has an MA in History from the University of Cambridge and was awarded an OBE for services to UK Trade and Investment in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Ismail Ahmed, Founder & Chief Executive Officer 

Ismail AhmedFor Ismail, founding WorldRemit was the culmination of 20 years’ experience in the money transfer industry - spanning academic, consulting and in-house roles. Before setting-up his own business, he worked for the United Nations Remittance Programme, helping African money transfer companies comply with tough anti-money laundering rules introduced after the 9/11 attacks.

Ismail has published widely-cited research on the effect of remittances in Somaliland following the country’s civil war.

He holds an MSc and PhD from the University of London and an Executive MBA from London Business School.

Harry Nelis, Accel Partners

Harry Nelis

Harry joined Accel in 2004 and invests in early and late-stage Internet and software companies. He has led many high-profile investments in addition to WorldRemit, including the travel-booking site KAYAK, German price comparison site Check24, the investment platform Funding Circle.

KAYAK went public on NASDAQ in July 2012 and was bought by Priceline in May 2013 for more than $2bn. Harry was ranked as one of technology’s top venture investors on Forbes’ annual Midas List. He was a member of the World Economic Forum and served on the Selection Committee of the WEF Technology Pioneers Programme for many years.

Harry holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

John Rosenberg, TCV

John Rosenberg

John joined TCV in 2000 and leads the firm's European efforts. He has spent nearly two decades in the technology industry, and his primary investment focus is in the software, Internet, and financial technology sectors.

John currently serves on the boards of Dough, Elevate, NewVoiceMedia and WorldRemit. He was also actively involved in TCV's investments in Automated Trading Desk, Capella Education, FXAll, Interactive Brokers, 118-118, Liquidnet, Orbitz, Spotify, Thinkorswim, and Travelport, among others.

Prior to joining TCV, John was a Business Development Manager at where he focused on strategic development and financial reporting activities. John started his career as an Analyst in the technology investment banking group at Robertson Stephens & Company in San Francisco.

John received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.

Catherine Wines, Executive Director & Co-Founder

Catherine WinesCatherine is responsible for WorldRemit’s corporate governance, global compliance and licensing. She is also in charge of the company’s rapidly expanding regional operations.

Previously, Catherine was Operations and Regional Director for the UK, Ireland and Benelux at Travelex Money Transfer which was subsequently bought by Coinstar.

She has served on the board of the Universe Group, a publicly listed company where she was also Managing Director of the currency division.

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