Elie Beyrouthy Director International Regulatory Affairs, Western Union

Since 2012, Elie Beyrouthy is Director for International Regulatory Affairs at Western Union. As such, he engages with policy makers, regulators and supervisors globally. Based in Brussels, Mr. Beyrouthy has a specific focus on the European Union’s Institutions and financial services legislation.

Prior to joining Western Union, Mr. Beyrouthy was Head of the Institutional Relations Department at the World Savings Banks Institute specializing in government advocacy and financial services legislation with International Institutions (e.g. World Bank, FATF, OECD, CGAP).

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Beyrouthy worked as Legal Adviser and Public Affairs Manager at the European Banking Federation. His areas of expertise include financial services regulation, AML/CFT compliance, corporate governance and payment issues. Mr. Beyrouthy is a visiting law professor at the University of Lyon in France where he teaches International Banking Law.

Mr. Beyrouthy holds an LL.M. (Master of Law) from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from the University of Lyon. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Lyon. Elie is a former intern of the European Commission and the U.S. Federal District Courts.