WorldRemit appoints new managing director for APAC region


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  • Scott Eddington to lead on APAC region growth and development, including the exploration of potential new areas of operation within the region
  • Eddington has previously worked in Singapore and Japan, and has firms such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Linklaters on his CV
  • “The digital insight Scott brings from his previous roles will help continue our journey delivering a mobile first service that is convenient, fast, secure and value for money”, says senior WorldRemit figure

Cross border payments firm WorldRemit has made a senior appointment. The company has hired Scott Eddington to work as managing director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

He will be tasked with growing the service in the area, and it is likely that his strategic goals will include reducing cost and inefficiencies for WorldRemit customers.

He will be working on expanding the sending and receiving network which the company has in place and will be exploring the possibility of extending WorldRemit’s reach into new locales.

He brings with him a wealth of experience in the sector, and previously worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as a lead on digital strategy.

He has also worked for other well-known names in the finance sector, such as Linklaters and McKinsey and Company.

In these roles, he has worked across areas in the region like Singapore and Japan – and has also worked in London, another major location in the online money transfer industry.

At the moment, the firm offers services to customers in a range of local economies in the region – such as the Antipodean nations of Australia and New Zealand.

Other key nodes in the region’s economy, such as Singapore and Japan, are included – as is Hong Kong.

According to Tamer El-Emary, who currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer at WorldRemit, hiring Eddington will “help continue our journey” towards a mobile first customer experience.

“I am pleased to welcome Scott to WorldRemit at this exciting time”, he said in a press release.

“Over the last ten years, WorldRemit has transformed the cross border payments industry by making money transfers as easy as sending a text.

“The digital insight Scott brings from his previous roles will help continue our journey delivering a mobile first service that is convenient, fast, secure and value for money”, he added.

WorldRemit is one of the world’s most interesting remittances firms.

It’s entirely cashless, and this sort of digitalisation makes sense given its aspirations of becoming a mobile first payments service.

This also means that the firm has set itself a high bar.

Given its track record in carving out an ambitious path for itself, it’s no surprise that individuals like Scott Eddington are being hired: strong talent, clearly, is seen by the firm’s management as a way of achieving those big aims.

To discover more about what firms like WorldRemit are up to, including information on the senior staff they’re hiring, head over to our news section.

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