WESWAP IS THE PEOPLE'S CURRENCY EXCHANGE
OUR MISSION IS TO HELP TRAVELLERS EVERYWHERE SWAP AND MANAGE CURRENCY IN THE CHEAPEST, FAIREST AND MOST TRANSPARENT WAY POSSIBLE
WeSwap was founded in 2011 and fully launched in 2015. We now have members in 10 countries and support swaps into 18 currencies – and counting! We let travellers around the world swap currency with each other with no hidden costs, so that everyone gets the fairest rate and has more to spend on the important things on holiday. Sangria. Bike rides. Emergency sun cream.
WESWAP IS PEOPLE-POWERED, INSIDE AND OUT
MEET SOME OF THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM WHO KEEP THE WORLD SWAPPING 24/7
Founder and CEO
I founded WeSwap to make currency exchange cheap and fair for ordinary people. It seems mad to me that we 'buy' money when we should just be swapping.
My background started in currency trading at JP Morgan and Dresdner Kleinwort, where I saw first-hand the rates banks achieved. Then I was selected for a fast track programme at Royal Dutch Shell, where I led technology strategy and project delivery across the world, with a strong focus on payments. This experience, along with the conviction that there must be a better way to exchange currency, led me to develop WeSwap.
Before WeSwap I spent the bulk of my career at TNT Magazine, where I started as marketing executive and left 11 years later as MD. This included a fabulous 3 year stint managing the Sydney office. I then moved into the world of online travel as Marketing Director of Global Travel Market and Directflights.com.
I’m a keen traveller myself and have worked in travel most of my career, so to me WeSwap just makes sense. I hate unnecessary charges and get a real kick knowing I’m bringing this new, disruptive brand to life.
Over the last 10 years I have been working in the Retail industry across both Fashion and Luxury however the chance of joining a fast paced, high growth, tech company with a product I really believe in was one I couldn’t turn down.
I’ve always been frustrated at the exorbitant fees charged when using my cards abroad or changing money, and I’ve also seen first-hand as a user how easy the WeSwap experience is and how beneficial this is to the customer. I really believe in the way the business is looking to disrupt the market and make currency exchange cheaper for the consumer so travellers can ‘stress less and travel happy’
HEAD OF OPERATIONS
What attracted me to WeSwap is that it’s a company that puts the customer at the centre of everything they do. And that aligns perfectly with my passion, which is in creating strong organizations with loyal repeat customers who are proud to promote the product and or service. Over the past 20 years I’ve helped companies such as Modo Eyewear, Sprint, EE and Lebara smash conversions , lifetime value, retention and customer satisfaction targets.
My mission at WeSwap is to bring unequivocal exceptional service to every single user at least 99.9% of the time. I am human after all.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
I was born in London, grew up in sunny Mauritius and in between, spent some time in the French Alps snowboarding and working as a chef (and eating copious amounts of cheese). Before WeSwap, I worked as Head of Customer Experience at Guardian News and Media. Prior to that I cut my start-up teeth at HostelBookers, where I spent five years. I also launched my own start up last year called TryMyKitchen.com where I now sit proudly on the board.
I love WeSwap because people are at the heart of everything here. Ensuring WeSwap creates new products to help travellers stress less on holiday is now my new mission in life. Eating less cheese is my other one.
Head of Trading
I grew up in Bordeaux, France and really only started travelling after my studies. Working in Sydney, Singapore, Paris and then London offered me amazing opportunities to discover these regions and... their currencies!
For 15 years, I have been busy dealing commodities ranging from Gold to Oil and Aluminium for large financial institutions. Due to the international nature of that business, I have been largely exposed to the specificities of currency markets. That job required a good understanding of the markets, a constant search for performance and the ability to build optimisation tools: this is exactly what I now try to bring everyday to WeSwap!