At WorldFirst, our mission is to create the world’s best foreign exchange platform for individuals and international businesses.
WorldFirst was born back in 2004 by two innovators in a South London basement armed with ten years of banking experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to provide customers a real alternative to the big banks. Since then, we’ve grown exponentially and with a global team around 600 strong, have become a market-leading, multi-award winning, bank-beating, rapidly-growing, fun-loving international payments company.
Currently, more than 400,000 global customers & 150,000 global businesses choose WorldFirst for their international transfers. We have transferred £70 Billion for our customers since we launched, more than 1 million transfers per year
Below you can put a face to the name of the WorldFirst management team. And learn a little more about what makes them tick.
Jeff was previously on the executive board at OFX – formerly OzForex – most recently in the role of Chief Enterprise Officer with responsibility for growing the B2B business globally. He also gained considerable financial services experience as a director at Macquarie Bank where he worked for the Investments and Advisory division. Jeff is also an ACMA qualified management accountant.
Albert Wong is the Country Manager of WorldFirst based in Hong Kong. He heads up day-to-day business strategy, sales and partnership, marketing and operations in major Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea.
Albert joined WorldFirst in January 2018 with nearly two decades of experience across both multinational companies and startups in various industries including financial services, e-commerce, advertising and education. Previously, Albert had held regional leadership position in Yahoo, spearheading various functions including customer care, ad operations, ad technology, advertising & programmatic solutions teams in Asia Pacific. He also had his earlier establishment in Amazon China, where he oversaw the entire operations teams in China, from fulfilment centres, supply chain, transportation, to customer service.
Albert graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Kelly Joined WorldFirst in 2016 as Head of Operations, Asia and has 10 years of experience in the banks and broker-dealers field. Kelly worked for JPMorgan Chase and Forex Capital Markets and holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Leicester.
Henry joined WorldFirst as Head of Sales & Partnership, Asia in August 2015 to lead a team and grow our Asian business. A native New Yorker, after graduating from Pace University with a BBA in Finance, he was a banker with HSBC and later moved to JPMorgan Chase. Henry relocated to Hong Kong in 2012 and worked for American Express as Head of Sales prior to joining WorldFirst.
Vivian joined WorldFirst in 2015 as Head of Compliance, Asia. She holds a BCom degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the HKICPA. She started her first job in audit with Ernst & Young. After that, she began her compliance career in an insurance company and thereafter joined a credit rating agency as Compliance Officer for the Asia-Pacific region.
Jonathan joined WorldFirst Asia as Head of Enterprise Sales in March 2018. He leads the Asia sales team that advances the company’s business in the region.
Jonathan has 20+ years of professional experience, worked across companies in North America, Europe and Asia regions and has been a trusted adviser to multinational Fortune 500 companies providing management consulting services for telecommunications, automotive, e-commerce, digital marketing, and entertainment industries. With his strategic thinking and expertise in integrating team resources, Jonathan has a solid track record to help businesses to create value for customers.
Jonathan graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Our offices around the world
China - Hong Kong
Room 3003-3008 30F Chubb Tower
Windsor House 311 Gloucester Road
33 York Street
6 Shenton Way
OUE Downtown Tower 1 #36-03
27F Kyobashi Edogrand