Rudy Rocourt is the Founder and CEO of Jetli Transfer, an e-commerce business that enables the Haitian Diaspora to send goods and services to their loved ones in Haiti. Raised in Port-au-Prince, Rudy grew up knowing the true value of the Diaspora sending money—every year, Haitians abroad contribute 20% of Haiti’s GDP so that people can purchase food, school supplies, and other necessities to transform their lives.
Before starting Jetli Transfer, Rudy spent over a decade of his career in international finance and financial technology. He has worked across the U.S., India, and the Caribbean at Citibank, BNY Mellon, and Viamericas. In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, Rudy returned home to head Citibank Haiti’s Treasury department, and quickly realized the incredible impact of Diaspora remittances on the economy. In this moment, Rudy decided he wanted to leverage technology to offer better services for this $2 billion underserved market at home and abroad. The inspiration for Jetli Transfer was born.
Rudy earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University at Albany, is fluent in French and Haitian Creole, and remains a passionate supporter of financial inclusion in Haiti and the US.