Western Union Appoints New Head For North, Central And West Africa

Mohamed Touhami el Ouazzani as Regional Vice President and Head of North, Central and West Africa

CASABLANCA — The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has appointed Mohamed Touhami el Ouazzani as Regional Vice President and Head of North, Central and West Africa, based in Casablanca to lead Western Union’s business in the region with focus on expanding digital money transfer, reinforce the retail agent network and drive outstanding end-to-end customer service.

“Mohamed brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Western Union from a variety of industries representing finance, fintech and retail,” said Alexandru Badulescu, Western Union Global Money Transfer General Manager for the Middle East and Africa. “He will play an integral role in strategically driving initiatives that accelerate Western Union’s growth across the region with a dual digital and retail focus.”

Western Union has set the standard for international money movement, moving currency smoothly between the digital and physical world, serving customers across every use-need in the more than USD $700 billion remittance sector. Customers can send money seamlessly across the world via Western Union’s mobile app or westernunion.com, where available, or in person at retail directly into account, wallet or paid out in person.

“Western Union is set to effectively serve an evolving market place with diverse customer preferences and needs,” said Ouazzani. “It is truly an exciting time to join a company that pursues a vision to serve customers across a mix of channels, as we recognize our customers live between a physical and digital world. Western Union is doing this while staying true to its purpose of being customer driven, globally minded, trustworthy and respectful.”

A graduate of the PSB Paris School of Business, Ouazzani has also held senior-level roles at market-leading brands, such as Visa, M2M and Goodyear. 
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of December 31, 2018, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest growing channel in 2018, is available in more than 60 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. In 2018, we moved over $300 billion in principal in nearly 130 currencies and processed 34 transactions every second across all our services. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.