Odilon Almeida Junior is an experienced global leader with a strong record of value creation in the financial, fintech, technology, and consumer goods sectors. Over his 40+ year career, he has set strategy and led growth acceleration through organic expansion, as well as the acquisition and integration of new businesses. He has consistently driven successful, short- and medium-term turnarounds to restore growth while improving operating discipline across markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He has proven expertise in leading digital transformation and growing digital revenues for global corporations.
Currently, he is the Managing Principal of AJ. Holdings Co, where he partners with enterprises for value creation through board participation, private equity advisory, or direct investment. He is an Operating Partner at Advent International and, a Board Member of NCR Atleos (NYSE:NATL), BV (Votorantim Bank) and Viscaya Museum and Gardens. He is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) and, for the past eight years, Odilon was a Board Member of Milicom International (NASDAQ:TIGO) and chairman of its Compliance and Risk Committee. From 2002 to 2019, Odilon advanced through increasingly significant general management and operating roles at Western Union (NYSE:WU), the global leader in cross-border money movement. His last position was President, Western Union Global Money Transfer, where he headed WU’s $5B consumer business in 200+ countries and territories plus its digital offering in 90+ countries.
Odilon earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and his Bachelors in Civil Engineering in Sao Paulo, Brazil and, extended his education at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School and the International Institute of Management.