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Anthony Hynes
Anthony (Anth) Hynes
President of Global Travel

Anth joined WEX in 2020, bringing more than 20 years of B2B payments experience. As president of Global Travel, he is responsible for nurturing the regrowth of the recovering travel industry, expanding WEX’s global footprint, and strengthening the company’s relationships in vital and emerging markets. Known for exceptional customer service and an eye for innovation, Anth will lead development of payments solutions that are efficient, secure and meet the changing needs of travel customers operating in a post-pandemic world. Anth’s passion for innovation, combined with his ability to create long-term value for all stakeholders, will enable WEX to continue to grow alongside its travel customers and partners.

Since arriving on the payments scene, Anth has disrupted the industry, from removing the need for manual reconciliation to propelling the impact of payments automation. As founder and former managing director and CEO of eNett International, he was the driving force behind a company that challenged established players and brought more efficient and integrated payments systems to the travel industry. Drawing on his strategic and operational business knowledge across a range of industries, Anth has built world-class teams and led the development of dynamic partnerships across the globe. Anth is a member of YPO, a global leadership community; is on the board of Medipass, an Australian company that provides payments solutions that connect patients, healthcare providers and funders; and is a board member of the Oli E Foundation, which supports families with special needs children.

 

What brought you to WEX?

I came to WEX through its acquisitions of eNett, where I held the position of managing director and CEO, and Optal, where I held a non-executive director seat on the board. Throughout the years of working in the payments space, I always believed that one day joining forces with WEX was the right thing for our shareholders, our people and our customers. I am really excited about being part of a larger global company, entering this new chapter in my career and walking arm in arm with our customers and our people as global travel rebounds.

 

What gets you excited about what you’re doing?

Bringing the best of the best together—employees, customers, technology and partners—while continuing to drive true innovation in payments. I also love working closely with our customers to deliver better solutions for them and better experiences for their customers.

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I have long said that the “only constant in our business is change”. COVID-19 has taught us that anything can happen, and probably will, so having a flexible mindset is so important to deal with whatever comes.

 

How do you foster creative and innovative thinking?

A quote by Confucius that has always held true for me is, “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.” This is something I’ve always believed and is key to fostering creative and innovative thinking. Smart, motivated and dynamic people who challenge my thinking, who are passionate about what they do, and want to be part of something great—that’s who I want around me.