Michael Kent
CEOAzimo
Michael is a serial entrepreneur in consumer financial services.

Recognising the impact that smartphone and social trends could have on payments, he founded Azimo to reduce the cost and drastically speed-up the processing times of sending money abroad. Backed by over $50m in funding, the platform enables anyone to send cash, bank transfers and mobile money to more than 190 countries, in 80 currencies. The business won the World Bank's Remittance Technology awards in 2017 and is consistently recognised as one of the fastest growing private technology companies in Europe.

Alongside Azimo, Michael invests in fintech businesses (Tandem Bank, CorporatePay, Curve, YoYo Wallet, ClarityFX, ComplyAdvantage) and advises investors / corporates on cross-border payment strategy.

In 2004 he founded the Small World Financial Services Group, growing the company from inception to Europe’s largest offline money transfer provider.

Michael previously held senior M&A positions at WPP and News Corp. He holds a MA from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.