In this podcast episode, Sharon Kinyanjui, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Receive Markets Director at WorldRemit, talks about the status of remittances during the pandemic and how being a digital-first company has driven the growth in remittances through WorldRemit.
In this podcast, Sharon shares insights on how remittances have continued to provide a stable source of foreign exchange for Kenya and other African economies. For instance, Kenyans living abroad sent $3.09 billion back home in 2020, up 10.7 per cent from $2.79 billion a year earlier.
WorldRemit currently has a presence in more than 130 countries and in 2020 processed over 50 million customer payments worth approximately $10 billion.
Having been with WorldRemit through this growth and transformation, Sharon also highlights some of the things that the Fintech did right to drive this tremendous growth.
Career in Fintech
She also describes her career journey, opportunities for women in Fintech and books that inspire her. Finally, Sharon shares tips on the transition through various fields in career, networking, and building transferable skills.