Breon Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer

Breon Corcoran

Formerly CEO of Paddy Power Betfair plc, in 2016 Breon Corcoran led the merger of Betfair and Paddy Power to form one of the world’s largest online gaming companies.

Prior to this, Breon was the CEO at Betfair until 2016 and COO of Paddy Power until 2011. In the 1990s, Breon was a Vice-President, Equity Derivative Trading, at J.P Morgan and has also worked at Bankers Trust.

He has a BA (Mathematics) from Trinity College, Dublin and an MBA from INSEAD. In 2016, Breon was awarded the UK’s Sunday Times’ ‘Business Leader of the Year’ award. He is currently a non-executive director at the wealth management company, Tilney Group.

Andras Mecser, Group Chief Financial Officer

Andras Mecser

Andras Mecser is responsible for all WorldRemit’s financial functions including financial controlling, statutory reporting, planning and budgeting, treasury and liquidity management, and corporate finance.

Prior to joining WorldRemit, Andras served as CFO at Ebury. He previously held senior strategy and portfolio manager roles at Centrica PLC, as well as a senior manager role at McKinsey & Company, serving financial institutions, private equity clients and their portfolio companies.

Andras holds an MBA from London Business School, an MA in Financial Investments and Risk Management from Corvinus University of Budapest, and an MA in International Management – CEMS Programme.

Alice Newton-Rex, Chief Product Officer

Alice Newton-Rex

Alice leads the product and product design teams to design and launch innovative products and features that meet the needs of WorldRemit customers across the globe.

Prior to joining WorldRemit, Alice led a product team for GOV.UK, the single point of access for UK government services and information. She has also worked in mobile health for the GSMA and Sana group at MIT.

She holds a double first in Classics at the University of Cambridge and was a Henry Fellow at Harvard University.

Alex O’Shaughnessy, Chief Marketing Officer

Alex O’Shaughnessy

Alex leads the marketing and communications teams at WorldRemit, helping deliver brand value, strategic planning and an improved customer experience.

He brings more than 18 years’ marketing experience to the role, having worked in both domestic and international markets. Before joining WorldRemit, Alex led a highly successful team at William Hill as the Group Chief Marketing Officer, having joined the company as Head of UK Marketing in 2008.

Alex holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business, Marketing and E-commerce from the University of Liverpool.

Tamer El-Emary, Chief Commercial Officer

 Tamer El-Emary

Tamer heads up WorldRemit’s commercial and business development teams, and is responsible for driving global growth and strategic alliance activity.

A seasoned global business development executive, Tamer has more than 20 years of experience delivering accelerated growth and increased revenue performance; most recently as SVP & Group Head at MasterCard and prior to that in various leadership roles at American Express.

Tamer holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations from Tufts.

Mark Watson, Chief Technology Officer

Mark Watson

As Chief Technology Officer for WorldRemit, Mark leads the company’s technology team in developing and running world class technology.

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in large companies and start-ups, several of which he co-founded and built from scratch. After working at IBM and Tivoli Systems, he co-founded Volantis Systems, an early pioneer of mobile Internet content delivery platforms. He served as the CTO and CEO there, until the company’s acquisition in 2011. In 2012 he took up the role of VP Engineering at Causata Inc., an innovative platform providing automated customer insights based on machine-learning and Big Data. In 2013, Causata was acquired by NICE Systems and Mark went on to co-found Skipjaq, a company which applies machine learning techniques to the field of cloud-based system performance and cost optimisation.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Nottingham.

Nick Ong-Seng, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

Nick Ong-Seng

Nick Ong-Seng is the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, responsible for global regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering and enterprise risk management.

Nick brings significant compliance expertise, having been part of the Senior Leadership of the Financial Services Authority and member of the Executive Committee of the London Metal Exchange responsible for market-wide compliance and global regulatory engagement. He combines this with extensive risk management and assurance experience as the regional Managing Director leading risk, governance and internal controls at Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan.

Nick was previously the Board Chairman of Thomas Cook Insurance and Group Director responsible for enterprise risk, internal audit and regulatory compliance, and has a background in financial services strategy from McKinsey & Company and Accenture. Nick holds a BSc First Class Honours degree in Economics with Statistics from the University of Bristol.

Adriana Marques, VP of People

As VP of People, Adriana Marques is responsible for WorldRemit’s global human resources. She oversees the company’s human capital management strategy including talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, and professional development programs to support the company’s continued growth and innovation.

Adriana has over 20 years of experience in leading and developing teams, having previously held senior strategy and business development roles at Sodexo and American Express. Prior to joining WorldRemit in October 2017, Adriana served as Head of Merchant and VAS at Samsung launching Samsung Pay in the UK.

Adriana holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA in Economics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil.

Daniel Canning, Managing Director for North America

Daniel is responsible for leading WorldRemit’s North America commercial activity and driving customer growth in the region.

A seasoned product and marketing executive, Daniel has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services and payments industries, most recently as CEO, Diaspora for Digicel. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles at Western Union, including Vice President of US Money Transfer, where he spearheaded the omni-channel strategy for the company’s largest business.

Daniel holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and an MBA in International Business from the Darla Moore School of Business.

Andrew Stewart, Managing Director for Middle East & Africa

Andrew Stewart

Andrew is responsible for expanding WorldRemit’s business in the Middle East and Africa through customer growth, product evolution and building relationships with partners across the regions.

Previously a Senior Executive at American Express, Andrew brings to the company over 18 years’ experience in accelerating business growth in the financial services and payments industry. He holds in-depth knowledge of payment innovation, business expansion, change management and delivering growth initiatives.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Marketing & Business Management from the Port Elizabeth Technikon in South Africa.

Michael Liu, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific

Michael Liu

Michael is responsible for commercial activities and business development in Asia Pacific, leading a team of commercial executives in key jurisdictions in the region.

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and brings in-depth knowledge of strategies for business growth and delivering shareholder value. Previously, he was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in Australia.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.