Ismail Ahmed | Founder And Chief Executive Officer
WorldRemit | United Kingdom

Ismail Ahmed, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, WorldRemit

Ismail Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of WorldRemit, the leading digital money transfer company that's pioneering a mobile approach to sending money around the world. Ismail founded the company in 2010. Since then, it has secured $220 million in funding and has been named the fastest growing technology company in the UK. Serving previously as a compliance advisor to the United Nations, Ismail founded the company on the principles of strong compliance procedures, recognising that the only way to meaningfully reduce the risks in the money transfer industry was to bring the entire process into the digital world. Ismail has been named third most influential black Britons in the UK and won EY Entrepreneur of the Year, London and South. Originally from Somaliland, he has worked with the UN in Nairobi and Dubai. He received a scholarship to attend the University of London and has a business degree from London Business School and a PhD in Economics.

Appearances:



Seamless East Africa day 1 @ 09:00

Keynote: The future of money in Africa: from costly cash to e-wallets

  •     Moving towards a cashless economy 
  •     Fostering the next evolution of digital enablement 
  •     No checkout, no swipe, no tap: payments become invisible and automatic 

Seamless East Africa day 1 @ 09:20

CEO keynote panel: Harnessing digital financial services to accelerate financial inclusion

  •     What is the role of innovation in driving financial inclusion? 
  •     Winning market share: how can traditional banks make-up lost ground against MNOs? 
  •     What building blocks need to be put in place to capture the economic opportunity of digital finance?
  •     Incentivising innovation: how can regulatory reform and government support create an enabling environment for financial innovation
  •     Examining how payment innovation can drive other sectors; agriculture, healthcare, education 

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