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Travelex and Warwick Business School ‘Accelerate’ Future Leaders

Travelex, the category leading foreign exchange specialist is pleased to announce their partnership with Warwick Business School, in delivering the first module of their leadership development programme, Accelerate.

The collaboration is the first of its kind, having particular focus on building leaders for the future and embedding cultural change, as the company optimises and leverages its traditional core business, pivoting into the next generation digital payments space. The Accelerate programme is designed to challenge the participants to think differently, co-creating Travelex’s cultural transformation approach, as it helps to shape the future cultural mind-set of the business.


The year-long programme will develop the cohort on a number of key skills, including Commercial Acumen, Product Management, Emotional Intelligence and Problem Solving in the ever changing landscape of digital payments solutions.

Gareth Williams, Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer at Travelex, said of the partnership:


“We are delighted to be partnering with Warwick Business School to deliver the first component of our future leaders programme Accelerate. The week at Warwick will leverage the expertise of a world-class teaching faculty to build key skills in our next generation of senior leaders. As the context of work continues to change rapidly, organisations have an important obligation to set their leaders up for success.”


Accelerate participants are a diverse group of leaders, representing Travelex’s global reach. “Diversity breeds creativity and it’s our global community of leaders working together that will be key to future proofing our business”, Gareth added.


The first module of the year-long leadership development programme, explores foundational topics such as digital leadership, financial management and organisational behaviour – drawing on aspects of their wider MBA curriculum.


Andy Lockett, Dean of Warwick Business School and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Travelex in developing a bespoke executive education programme. Travelex has had tremendous success in the foreign exchange business, becoming a market leading brand over the last 40 years.


“Our partnership with Travelex is designed to develop the next generation of leaders and managers for the company, and choosing WBS is testimony to the quality of our staff, both in research and education.


“The business environment is undergoing rapid change, and we are delighted to be helping Travelex stay at the forefront of the retail foreign exchange industry through access to our cutting edge knowledge in areas including digital leadership, human behaviour and finance.”


About Warwick Business SchoolThe largest department of the University of Warwick and part of Europe’s top tier of business schools according the Financial Times, with its Full-time MBA ranked number one in the UK by The Economist. WBS is triple-accredited by the leading global business education associations and was the first in the UK to attain this level of accreditation. Offering the full portfolio of business education courses, from undergraduate through to MBAs and a DBA, and with a strong Doctoral Programme, WBS is the complete business school. Its Dean, Professor Andy Lockett has a worldwide reputation in the area of strategy and entrepreneurship, with leading technology executives voting him one of the world’s top 100 professors in the field, while he was also identified as one of the top 50 Technology Innovation Management scholars in the world.

About TravelexHeadquartered in London, Travelex has a rich heritage in foreign currency, pioneering the travellers’ cheques of the past and the digital payments of the future. With a presence in over 27 countries, and over 1,200 stores at both on-airport and off-airport locations around the world, Travelex has distilled its expertise and experience into a platform that reinvents physical and digital cross-border money movement globally to ensure its clients remain one step ahead of the competition. The platform provides financial institutions with a trusted, efficient and accurate international payments service, plus secure and reliable banknote delivery of both major and exotic currencies.

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