Alexandru Badulescu

General Manager, Middle East, Africa and South Asia
Western Union

As General Manager, Middle East and Africa, Alexandru Badulescu is responsible for the global money transfer business for the region, focusing on building consumer-to-consumer money-transfer business and addressing emerging market opportunities in key send and receive markets for Western Union. Alexandru joined Western Union in 1999 as Operations Manager for Central and Eastern Europe contributing to the development and improvement of distribution quality for 15 European countries – from Baltic countries to the former Yugoslavia, Romania and the Republic of Moldova. He has held a variety of progressively responsible positions with the company, including Country Manager for Romania & Bulgaria and most recently as the Regional Vice President for Eastern Europe and CIS determining strategies for cooperation with bank partners and other customer facing networks, with a clear focus on delivering quality and multi-channel services to consumers. Alexandru Badulescu graduated from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies - the Finance and Banking faculty and has an MBA from London Business School.