- President and Chief Executive Officer, The Western Union Company, USA
Master's in Economics and Business Administration, University of Economics, Vienna. Formerly: 1986, with Europay/MasterCard, Austria; 1996, with General Electric (GE) Capital; National Executive, GE Corporation, Austria and Slovenia. Since 1999, with Western Union Company: several international senior positions including Chief Operating Officer; currently, President and CEO, responsible for a global financial services network across 200 countries and territories, and growing the company's retail money transfer business to more than 500,000 worldwide agent locations. Hikmet is also a member of the World Economic Forum International Business Council and serves as Honorary Consul of Austria for the states of Colorado & Wyoming.