AJ Hanna

AJ brings deep domain expertise on everything related to financial inclusion, payments, mobile financial services and especially remittances. AJ built several successful businesses focused on thrilling, delighting and educating consumers, patented new products and led multi-national organizations globally.


He held senior positions at First Data, American Express, MoneyGram and was one of the most successful senior executives at Western Union, responsible for global distribution and growing the single largest P&L for the company.

With over 20 years experience in the Financial Services industry, AJ has lived and worked in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Born in Beirut, AJ speaks Arabic, French, English and Spanish.


  • Western Union Financial Services
  • Moneygram International
  • First Data Corporation


  • Financial Inclusion
  • Remittances
  • Global Expansion
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Ventureship