Jacqueline Molnar is Chief Transformation Officer and Global Head of Compliance of The Western Union Company, a fortune 500 global leader in digital and retail cross-border money transfer and payments services. She is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Western Union Foundation, an organization that supports education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future and has given over $124M in 174 countries since its inception in 2001.
Jacqueline sits on the board of directors for Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited (WUPSIL), a subsidiary of The Western Union Company, as well as the WUPSIL Risk Committee. She also sits on the board of directors for Denver Public Schools Foundation.
As Chief Transformation Officer and Global Head of Compliance, Jacqueline’s role is to steward the Company through the implementation of its new global strategy, designed to drive improved efficiency, profitability and long-term revenue growth. Jacqueline also continues to oversee the Company’s Compliance organization. Having previously served as Chief Compliance Officer, she was responsible for strategic planning and leadership of Western Union’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing, Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption, Sanctions, Fraud and Consumer Protection compliance programs globally. She led a global team of over 2,000 professionals ensuring compliance coverage of business lines, legal entities, geographies and subject matters.
In Jacqueline’s over twenty years of experience as an attorney and compliance officer, she has led large international teams in the successful development of global AML programs across multiple jurisdictions and have represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in complex legal and regulatory matters across the globe.
Prior to joining Western Union in 2013, Jacqueline held roles at Toronto Dominion Bank Group as Vice President, Associate Global Anti-Money Laundering Officer and Wells Fargo & Company as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel. Jacqueline also practiced law at Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Herbert Smith Freehills.
Born in Canada, Jacqueline received her Doctor of Jurisprudence and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Hawaii and taught AML Compliance Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law in Honolulu. Jacqueline clerked for The Honorable Harold M. Fong at the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii and for The Honorable Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon, Hawaii State Supreme Court. She is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and California.
Prior to attending law school, Jacqueline received her PDP teaching credentials from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, and served as a school teacher