MADISON, Wis. – When he announced his resignation in October as president/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions, Arthur Arnold intended Jan. 1, 2005 as his last day. That date got pushed up a month for personal reasons. The 58-year old Arnold returned to his native Netherlands to work as CEO of FMO (Finance for Development), the International Development Bank of the Netherlands. While the WOCCU Board searches for his successor it has named Dr. Brian Branch, COO, as Interim CEO. Arnold assumed the leadership position of WOCCU in February 2000, succeeding Chris Baker. Among his many legacies at WOCCU is increasing credit unions’ awareness of what he often referred to as the “Have More” and “Have Less” people around the world. He advocated for the role of credit unions to close the gap between the two groups.

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