Jonathan Addis OBE, Independent Non-Executive Director
Jon 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
For 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 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 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 WeddingChannel.com 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, Co-Founder
Catherine co-founded WorldRemit in 2010, convinced that digital innovation would enable faster, lower-cost money transfers around the world. Her current board responsibilities focus on corporate governance and compliance. She represents the company with keynote appearances at major conferences and in the international media, talking on fintech, innovation and women in business.
A qualified accountant, she has extensive international experience and deep knowledge of the money transfer industry. She has held a number of previous corporate leadership roles. At Coinstar Money Transfer, she was a regional director, actively involved in scaling up the business the UK, Ireland and Benelux.
Catherine is a member of the Institute of Directors and the professional accountancy body, ACCA. She served on the UK governments’ Remittances Task Force established by DFID between 2006 and 2009.
Darren Pope, Independent Non-Executive Director
Darren Pope is a certified accountant with over 30 years’ experience in financial services. He currently serves as a non-Executive Director and chair of the audit committees at Virgin Money and Equiniti.
Darren started his career at Prudential PLC where he was one of the founders of Egg - one of the early internet banks.
Darren’s board responsibilities at WorldRemit include chairing the audit committee.