Brian Branch

CEO & President | World Council of Credit Unions

Brian BranchBrian was appointed to his current position in 2011. He has worked at World Council since 1990 and has been engaged in development fieldwork, research and implementation for more than 30 years.

World Council is the leading international advocate, trade association and development agency for credit unions. 85,000 credit unions in 118 countries serve 274,000,000 people. 

Brian’s former World Council positions include economist, manager of research and development, regional manager for Latin America, director of technical services, vice president of development services and executive vice president and COO. He has worked with credit union, microfinance and other financial institution services for more than 30 years.

Brian has developed programs to update and expand the savings based financial services of credit unions worldwide. Technical duties have included designing programs to transfer financial management practices, policies, procedures, tools, products, technologies and management skills to credit unions in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. He has provided service and product development assistance for savings, tailored credit products and transaction service networks as well as well as designing international financial network systems. Brian has designed and led individual survey impact time series studies, market research, institutional assessments and financial field analysis for credit union systems.


Breakout Session: International Update from World Council of Credit Unions | May 8: 10:30 am -­­ 11:30 am


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