Mr. Odilon Almeida was elected a new member of the Board of Millicom in May 2015. He is a member of the Compliance and Business Conduct Committee.
Mr. Almeida (1961) is the President for Western Union Global Money Transfer. He leads Western Union’s global consumer omni-channel business across more than 200 countries and territories, bridging all continents.
With a 15-year tenure at Western Union, Mr. Almeida most recently (2016) was the President of the Americas and European Union, leading 98 countries and territories across North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and European Union.
With a +30-year career in global financial, fintech, telecom and fast-moving consumer goods sectors, Mr. Almeida brings a leadership style anchored in growth acceleration and business turnarounds involving retail and digital transformation, organic growth and successful M&A.
His global business leadership and board experience at Western Union, Millicom, BankBoston (now Bank of America), The Coca-Cola Company and Colgate-Palmolive, has given him deep knowledge of corporate governance, general management, technology platforms, regulatory and compliance as well as consumer insights of developed and emerging nations.
Mr. Almeida holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the Maua Engineering School in São Paulo, Brazil, a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of São Paulo, and an MBA with specialisation in Marketing from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo. He advanced his education at IMD Lausanne, The Wharton School, and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Almeida strengthens the Millicom Board with decades of experience from the financial services and Fintech sectors, and a leadership style anchored in growth acceleration and business turnarounds involving retail and digital transformation, organic growth and successful M&A.
He qualifies as independent of major shareholders as well as the Company and its management according to the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance.
Mr. Almeida holds 3,176 Millicom shares.