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About us

Decades ago, we were fine with our messages getting to a loved one week or months after. Today, we’re restless when they don’t respond immediately when we see “Delivered” 😂.
Same goes for our money. We used to be fine with money taking days to get to our family and friends across borders. Now, we want to save the day and be there for them at the speed of light.

We want to provide a formal, safe and efficient way for Africans to exchange currencies across borders. With us, you can determine how far your money can go at the click of a button
― Ayo Akindele
Naira Dollar Pounds
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Kyshi (pronounced kee-
shee) comes from Kishi, the
Nigerian and Ghanaian slang
for "money".

It all started in 2011, when Ayo conceived the idea of Kyshi, It was difficult for him and his community to receive and send funds from Nigeria to the UK. Ayo, being a firm believer of “if you don’t like it, fix it” - created Kyshi.

An app that provides a formal, simple and secure platform for Africans to transact across borders. Kyshi marketplace runs a peer to peer system that lets you create or accept an offer at a convenient rate. We are on a mission to unlock more countries while demystifying money transfers one currency at a time, connecting you to Africa.

The right skills wielded by the right people to make anything possible.

Kyshi is made up of amazing, extraordinary and passionately driven people from around the world. We are a team of diverse origins looking to solve Africa's money transfer problems.

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Ayo Akindele
Founder/CEO
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Felix Ejike-Ume
Head of Compliance/MLRO
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Grace Samuel
Head of Products
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Chidera Amuta
Head of Marketing
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G A
Chief of Staff
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Raphael Ajilore
Backend Engineer
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Rotimi Adetunmbi
Head of Customer Success
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Olamide Olagunju
Lead Product Design
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Mustafa Idris
Data Analyst
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O O
Growth Lead
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Franca Ujam
Compliance Associate
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Azeez Akinkunmi
Backend Engineer
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Temitope Oyedemi
Quality Assurance Tester
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Marvellous Ndubuisi
Social Media Manager
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Kehinde Olagoke
Brand Designer
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Godspower Ukachi
Copywriter
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Tovia Edionwe
Frontend Engineer
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David Samuel
Frontend Engineer
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Gbolahan Oduyemi
Frontend Engineer
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Ezekiel Oshin
Customer Success Manager

What defines us

We’re a scrappy bunch and we’re just getting started. If you feel you could be a great fit and have a lot to offer to help us achieve our goal of changing the remittance game, then we can’t wait to hear from you. Here is our core value;

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Reliability

We are ready and willing to respond to our customers, timely and effectively.

Transparency

We allow our users see exactly what is happening with their money on Kyshi.

Social Impact

We are committed to making a positive social impact on the world around us.

Excellence

We promote innovative culture and attitude to enhance customer experience.

Democratising
currency exchange
globally

We're sharing technology on a global scale, where we're working to bring Kyshi to billions of Africans worldwide, providing global multi-currency accounts and mobile payments to deliver digitally inclusive financial services.

Connecting Africans
everywhere

With the best rates, Africans all over the world can now make their money go farther, getting it across to their families for that urgent need.

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Press

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Kyshi Ltd is a UK-incorporated Company with Registration Number (RC. 09736920). Database rights protect data on Kyshi website(s) (including pricing data).

Disclaimer: The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) does not cover electronic money products. No other compensation scheme exists to cover losses from your electronic money account. Your funds will be held in one or more segregated bank accounts with a regulated third party credit institution, in accordance with the provisions of the Electronic Money Regulations 2011. The card and account is issued by PayrNet Ltd and licensed by Mastercard International Incorporation. PayrNet Ltd is authorised by the FCA to conduct electronic money service activities under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (Firm Reference Number 900594).

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