Jean Claude Farah

President, Global Network at Western Union Co.

Jean Claude Farah

Jean Claude Farah

President, Global Network at Western Union Co.

Biography

As President of Western Union’s Global Network, Jean Claude Farah is focused on creating a customer-and agent-experience-driven network by managing all Agent relationships, improving the productivity of our Agent Network and expanding into new channels, including mobile wallets.

In his previous role as President, Global Payments, Farah led the expansion and growth of the company’s business payments portfolio. Before that, he served as President, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and CIS, and was responsible for driving rapid growth in the company’s consumer-to-consumer money-transfer business in those regions. He joined Western Union in 1999 as Marketing Manager, Middle East & North Africa.

In addition to holding a senior executive role with Western Union, a Fortune 500 company, Farah is a thought leader in corporate responsibility and shared value. He is an active member on the board of directors of the Western Union Foundation.

Farah started his career in 1995 with Renault SA, where he gained extensive experience in marketing. Prior to joining Western Union, he was Area Manager for Orangina Pernod Ricard, one of the world’s leading beverage brands.

Farah was born and raised in Lebanon and has studied and worked in France. He currently resides in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph University in Lebanon and an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in Paris.

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541

Number of Boards

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Birthday

1971

Age

50

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Chief Executive Officer at Western Union Co.

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Chief Operating Officer at True Group Pte Ltd.

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Non-Executive, Independent Director at Gemalto Holding BV

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Senior Vice President & General Manager at Western Union Digital Ventures

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Senior Vice President-Global Business Risk at Western Union Co.

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Former Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at Western Union Co.

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Chief Transformation Officer at Western Union Co.

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Chief Financial Officer at Western Union Co.

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Chief People Officer at Western Union Co.

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Advisory Director at Berkshire Partners LLC

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Jean Claude Farah
President, Global Network at Western Union Co.
Education

ESCP Europe is a business school with campusses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Turin. Established in 1819, it is the oldest business school in the world. Established on 1 December in 1819, ESCP Europe was founded by a group of economic scholars and businessmen including the economist Jean-Baptiste Say and the trader Vital Roux. ESCP Europe is the oldest business school in the world.

Career History
Professional
1995 - Prior

Renault SA engages in the manufacture of vehicle. It offers passenger cars, commercial vehicles, electric vehicles, and sport vehicles. It operates through the following brands: Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine, and LADA. The company was founded by Louis Renault in 1898 and is headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

President, Global Network
1999 - Current

The Western Union Co. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of money transfer and payment services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer-to-Consumer; Business Solutions; and Other. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers. The Business Solutions segment offers payment and foreign exchange solutions, cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals. The Other segment comprises electronic-based and cash-based bill payment services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

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Director
Current

Western Union Foundation believe's that education is the surest pathway to economic opportunity. Through ‘Opportunity Beyond Borders’ they collaborate with nonprofits around the world to empower forcibly displaced and marginalized youth with the training and education needed to succeed in today’s technology-driven global economy. They also provide funding to communities in crisis through disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts – a key reason for forced migration.

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Jean Claude Farah is affiliated with Renault SA, Western Union Co., Western Union Foundation

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