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 almost $200 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, recognizing 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 one of the top ten most influential black Britons in the UK and won EY Entrepreneur of the year, London and South. Originally from Somaliland, Ismail 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.