CEO & founder, WorldRemit

Following 20 years of experience in the money transfer industry, Ismail Ahmed founded WorldRemit – a platform for friends and family separated by geographical boundaries to send one another funds. Before setting up the business, Ahmed worked for the United Nations Remittance Programme, helping African money transfer companies comply with the tough anti-money laundering rules introduced after the 9/11 attacks. He has published several research papers on the effect of remittances in Somaliland following the country’s civil war, holds an MSc and PhD from the University of London, and has an executive MBA from London Business School.

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