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.

 

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.

Yesim Aksu, Chief People Officer

Yesim Aksu

As Chief People Officer, Yesim is responsible for leading WorldRemit’s overall human resources strategy to support the company’s continued growth. This includes overseeing the company’s strategy on global Talent Acquisition & Talent Development, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Development, Rewards, and Workforce Planning as well as HR Operations.

She is a recognised global human resources leader, with more than 20 years of experience working to attract and retain talent in fast-growing companies across three continents and in various industries. Prior to WorldRemit, Yesim served as Head of HR at Adient and VP HR for North East Asia at Ericsson.

Yesim holds a bachelor’s degree in English and German, and a Certificate in Information Technologies from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

 

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.