Treinen Named Chief Operating Officer

World Council names Paul Treinen Chief Operating Officer

January 17, 2017

Paul Treinen - COO, World Council of Credit Unions
Paul Treinen -
COO, World Council of
Credit Unions

Madison, WI — Paul Treinen has been named as the new Chief Operating Officer at the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU).  As the Chief Operating Officer, Treinen will be responsible for day-to-day tactical and operational management of WOCCU.  

Prior to assuming his current role, Treinen had over 30 years working with the cooperative financial sector where his focus was on development and on-going business management in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Treinen is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Business Administration degree in Accounting.  

 “We are very proud to have Paul join World Council.  His many years of experience and leadership working with the international credit union movement position him well as he assumes this new role leading the operations for WOCCU.” said Dr. Brian Branch, President and CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 89,026 credit unions in 117 countries serve 260 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

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