Management Team

Visa Inc. is led by a team of individuals with world-class experience and skills in financial services and corporate management. These established professionals collaborate to drive Visa's business forward through product and network innovation, brand management, sales growth, operational activities and other means.

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. , , , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. joined Visa in December 2016 as chief executive officer and was elected chairman of the board in April 2019. Mr. Kelly spent the majority of his career at American Express where he worked from 1987 to 2010. Over those 23 years, he held several senior positions, including serving as president from July 2007 to April 2010. Immediately prior to Visa, Mr. Kelly was president and chief executive officer at Intersection, a technology and digital media company which is an Alphabet-backed private company based in New York City. Mr. Kelly was a management advisor to TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P. in 2015, while simultaneously serving as chair of Pope Francis’ visit to New York City. From April 2011 to August 2014, Mr. Kelly was the president and chief executive officer of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company, the entity created to raise funds for and host Super Bowl XLVIII. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Kelly was the head of information systems at the White House from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Kelly also held various positions in information systems and financial planning at PepsiCo Inc. from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Kelly currently serves on the board of directors of Visa and Catalyst, as well as several entities in the Archdiocese of New York. He is chairman of the board of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. He is also a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Boston College. Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer and Information Science and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Iona College.

Lynne Biggar , , , Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Lynne Biggar is the executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer of Visa. In this role, Biggar leads Visa’s global brand strategy, including all consumer, B2B and client marketing activities that advance Visa’s brand and business goals. She also oversees management and activation of Visa’s world’s leading sponsorship assets, internal and external communications, insights and marketing capabilities and analytics.

Since joining Visa in February 2016, Biggar has driven business outcomes and award-winning initiatives, and Visa’s brand continues to accelerate its stature as one of the most valuable brands in the world. She was the first to launch multi-sensory branding, and with a passion for purpose-led marketing, Biggar leads global strategies focused on women’s empowerment, small business and microenterprise support and cross-border commerce. Biggar has also broadened Visa’s global sponsorship approach while completing multi-year extensions with key global sponsorship assets; Visa today is the only brand in the world that is a major sponsor of the NFL, FIFA and Olympics.

Biggar has been recognized by Business Insider as one of the 25 Most Innovative CMOs in the World (2020), by the Forbes list of Top Influential CMOs (2019-2020), and by AdWeek’s Top 50 and 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports (2018 – 2020). Brand Innovators also named her on its ‘Top 100’ Women in Brand Marketing list in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Biggar joined Visa from Time Inc., where she was the executive vice president of Consumer Marketing and Revenue. Prior to her role there, she spent more than 20 years at American Express in a variety of general management and marketing positions in the U.S. and international divisions.

Biggar holds a BA in international relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Chris Clark , , , Executive Vice President and Regional President, Asia Pacific

Chris Clark is Visa's executive vice president and regional president for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for business operations, strategy development and management of Visa’s businesses in the region.

Prior to leading Asia Pacific, Mr. Clark was group country manager for North Asia and Australasia, where he successfully drove growth and managed challenges in Visa’s most developed markets in the region. He previously held the position of general manager for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific as well as general manager for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau and the Philippines. He joined Visa in 2002 as general manager for Taiwan.

Before joining Visa, Mr. Clark served 14 years in a variety of senior management positions at National Australia Bank, including market management roles in Taiwan and Thailand. He also worked in consumer and commercial banking, including assignments in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Mr. Clark is a fluent Mandarin speaker, has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Melbourne (Australia) and completed executive programs at both INSEAD (France) and Stanford University (USA).

Paul D. Fabara , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Paul Fabara is Visa’s executive vice president and chief risk officer. In this capacity, Mr. Fabara is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of the Visa payment system, while also serving as the principal liaison with regulatory agencies. He ensures that Visa continues to deliver industry-leading services to prevent, detect and mitigate the impact of fraud and security attacks on Visa’s clients and other payment system stakeholders. Mr. Fabara joined Visa in 2019.

Prior to Visa, Mr. Fabara held a number of key leadership roles at American Express Company (Amex) during his eight-year tenure. Most recently, he held the position of president of the global services group for Amex. As a member of the Amex executive committee, he was responsible for the company’s global servicing functions, including customer service, credit, and fraud operations, as well as enterprise-wide strategic initiatives. Most notably, as chief risk officer, Mr. Fabara promoted strong capabilities and disciplined, integrated risk controls. He improved corporate control and compliance in order to identify, monitor and manage risks and led the company’s broad-based activities to meet the requirements of regulatory orders.

Previously, Mr. Fabara served as global chief operating officer for Barclays’ credit card business, based in London, where he was responsible for card operations across 71 countries. Earlier, he was the chief operating officer of Alliance Data Systems, servicing more than 400 private label credit card programs ranging from retail to travel and entertainment. Mr. Fabara started his career at Providian Financial Corporation, where he served in many capacities including risk management, underwriting, marketing, sales and service, and credit administration.

Jack Forestell , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer

Jack Forestell is Visa’s Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer. In his role, he and his team are responsible for designing, developing and delivering Visa’s global product strategy and roadmap and driving growth across Visa’s portfolio of products and value added services. He joined Visa in 2014.

Before joining Visa in 2014, Mr. Forestell spent 12 years at Capital One, most recently as head of Capital One Digital. In this role, he led online and mobile banking, mobile/emerging payments, digital product design and development, as well as Capital One Labs. Before that, he spent five years as head of Capital One’s U.S. card customer portfolio. Prior to Capital One, Mr. Forestell was a senior partner and member of the Board of Directors of Mercer Management Consulting, where he advised retail clients throughout Europe and the U.S. on brand strategy, network optimization, pricing and promotion.

Mr. Forestell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with Honors from the Ivey School at Western University in Canada.

Jennifer Grant , , , Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

Jennifer Grant is Visa’s executive vice president, human resources and chief human resources officer. Ms. Grant is responsible for setting the HR strategy and leading all of Visa’s human resources functions globally, including talent management, staffing, compensation, employee relations, retention, diversity and inclusion and performance management. She joined Visa in August 2018.

Ms. Grant has more than 20 years helping global companies align HR strategies to meet changing business needs. Prior to joining Visa, she served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Air Products & Chemicals, where she was responsible for leading and directing the HR strategy, talent management, total rewards, HR operations and medical organization for 15,000 employees across 35 countries. Prior to joining Air Products, Ms. Grant served as the vice president of human resources for Pfizer’s specialty products and oncology divisions. She previously held a range of international HR management roles at Pfizer, supporting their commercial and manufacturing organizations.

Ms. Grant began her career with GE, where she graduated from their HR leadership program and went on to hold a variety of roles of increasing responsibility across multiple divisions.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior from the University of Michigan, Ms. Grant was awarded a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

Charlotte Hogg , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Charlotte Hogg is executive vice president and chief executive officer for Visa’s European operations. Ms. Hogg brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services, bank operations and management consulting to Visa. Most recently, Ms. Hogg served as chief operating officer for the Bank of England, from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that role, she led retail distribution for Santander in the UK and previously worked at Experian as the managing director of UK and Irish operations.

Previously, Ms. Hogg was at Discover Financial Services, as CEO of Goldfish Bank. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hogg was a managing director for strategy and planning at Morgan Stanley, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, based in the U.S.

Ms. Hogg graduated from the University of Oxford with a B.A. in Economics and History. She is a Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholar from Harvard University, and has an honorary Doctor of Laws from Warwick University. Ms. Hogg serves on the board of Now Teach, a U.K.-based program designed to help successful professionals re-train as teachers.

Oliver Jenkyn , , , Executive Vice President and Group President & Regional President, North America Visa

Oliver Jenkyn is Visa’s executive vice president and group president & regional president for North America.

As president of North America, Mr. Jenkyn has business, financial, strategic and operational responsibility for the company’s business in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Jenkyn has run Visa’s North America business since 2011.

In his capacity as group president, Mr. Jenkyn is responsible for managing Visa’s largest global financial institution clients as well as Visa’s global deal team that is responsible for negotiating major global partnership agreements. Mr. Jenkyn also oversees multiple global business lines including Visa’s commercial business (Visa Business Solutions) and Visa’s consulting and analytics teams.

Mr. Jenkyn joined Visa in 2009 as global head of Strategy and Corporate Development.

Prior to Visa, Mr. Jenkyn was a partner at McKinsey & Company in the San Francisco, New York, London and Toronto offices, and a leader of the firm's North American retail banking practice and global payments practice. Mr. Jenkyn also led McKinsey’s relationship with Visa for several years, playing an integral role in Visa's IPO.

Mr. Jenkyn holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from McGill University and master's degrees in business and finance from Harvard University and Queen's University. Mr. Jenkyn sits on the board of directors of Tipping Point, a San Francisco nonprofit that works to fight poverty and homelessness.

Ryan McInerney , , , President

Ryan McInerney has been the president of Visa since 2013, and is responsible for delivering value to Visa’s financial institutions, acquirers, merchants and partners in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. In this role, McInerney oversees Visa’s market leadership teams, product team, merchant team, and client services.

Prior to joining Visa, Mr. McInerney served as chief executive officer of consumer banking for JPMorgan Chase, a business with more than 75,000 employees and revenues of approximately $14 billion. In this role, he was responsible for a banking network of 20 million customers in 23 states. Previously, Mr. McInerney served as chief operating officer for home lending and as chief risk officer for Chase’s consumer businesses, overseeing all credit risk management in credit card, home lending, auto finance, education finance, consumer banking, and business banking. He also served as Chase’s head of product and marketing for consumer banking and led the introduction of its mobile banking service.

Previously, Mr. McInerney was a principal at McKinsey & Company in the firm’s retail banking and payments practices. Mr. McInerney received a finance degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Christopher T. Newkirk , , , Chief Strategy Officer

Chris Newkirk is Visa’s chief strategy officer. In this role, Mr. Newkirk leads the development of the company’s growth strategy, and also oversees the company’s Global Interchange and Pricing function. Mr. Newkirk joined Visa in June 2020.

Prior to Visa, Mr. Newkirk held leadership roles in the U.S., UK and Canada with Capital One, where he most recently served on the Executive Committee as president of Small Business, International & Walmart Partnership. In that capacity, Mr. Newkirk had full P&L responsibility across six lines of business, spanning growth strategy, marketing, sales and financial performance to customer experience, digital transformation, risk management, talent strategy and venture investing. Prior to joining Capital One in 2008, Mr. Newkirk held several leadership roles at IndyMac Bank. Previously, Mr. Newkirk was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Newkirk received his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He serves on the board of the District of Columbia College Access Program.

Vasant Prabhu , , , Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer

Vasant M. Prabhu has been our chief financial officer since February 2015 and vice chairman since May 2019. In his role, he oversees Visa’s financial strategies, planning and reporting, in addition to all finance operations and investor relations.

Mr. Prabhu joined Visa from NBCUniversal Media, LLC, where he served as chief financial officer, overseeing the company’s finance function as well as the operations and technical services division. Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2014, Mr. Prabhu served as the chief financial officer for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since 2004. In 2010, Mr. Prabhu was named vice chairman of Starwood. At Starwood, he was responsible for all financial functions, information technology and a range of corporate functions. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Safeway Inc., and held senior leadership roles at The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc. and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Prabhu served on the board of directors of Mattel, Inc. from 2007 until June 2020.

Mr. Prabhu holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Rajat Taneja , , , President, Technology

Rajat Taneja is president of technology for Visa, responsible for the company's technology innovation and investment strategy, product engineering, global IT and operations infrastructure. He joined Visa in November 2013.

Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Taneja was executive vice president and chief technology officer of Electronic Arts Inc., from October 2011 until November 2013, responsible for platform engineering, data center operations and IT supporting the company's global customer base. From 1996 until 2011, he worked at Microsoft Corporation, including most recently as the corporate vice president, commerce division, in 2011 and the general manager and corporate vice president, online services division, from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Taneja served on the board of directors of Ellie Mae from June 2015 until April 2019.

Mr. Taneja holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and an MBA from Washington State University.

Kelly Mahon Tullier , , , Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Kelly Mahon Tullier joined Visa in June 2014 as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. In her role, she leads the global legal and compliance functions.

Prior to joining Visa, Ms. Mahon Tullier worked at PepsiCo, Inc. as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. She also served as senior vice president and general counsel for PepsiCo's Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa division, based in Dubai.

Previously, Ms. Mahon Tullier was vice president and general counsel for Frito-Lay. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at Baker Botts LLP and also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Ms. Mahon Tullier serves on the Cornell Law School Advisory Council and the Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

Ms. Mahon Tullier received her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School.