Western Union has announced the opening of an office in Ivory Coast. Since 1995, Western Union has been providing swift, reliable and seamless money transfer services in Ivory Coast, connecting customers to over half a million locations in more than 200 countries and territories. Western Union services are also currently available in Ivory Coast at more than 1,600 agent locations and via bank accounts.

To launch the opening of the new office located in Rue du Dr. Crozet, Immeuble XL Abidjan Plateau, the Western Union leadership team – Odilon Almeida, President, Global Money Transfer; Alexandru Badulescu, General Manager, Middle East and Africa and Awa Gueye Ba, Regional Director, West Africa, visited Ivory Coast.

“Western Union is committed to Ivory Coast. We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of digital and retail and are proud to be investing our resources to support and serve the local economy and customer base. This office will serve as the regional hub for West Africa,” stated Odilon Almeida, President, Global Money Transfer.

“Over the years we have connected Ivorian diaspora to their families and loved ones. Ivory Coast is a flourishing economy and in line with our strategy to connect digital with the physical, combining our online presence with our retail distribution network, we are very pleased to be setting up our office in-market, affirming our commitment to the Ivorian community and our agents,” added Almeida.

Western Union has operated in Africa for more than 20 years. With a broad network of over 40,000 agent locations, mostly in remote areas, and payout capabilities to billions of bank accounts and mobile wallets worldwide, Western Union serves millions of senders and receivers and continues to invest in providing the required access to Africans.