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. , , , Chief Executive Officer

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. joined Visa in October 2016 and has served as chief executive officer since December 1, 2016. He has been a member of the board of directors since 2014. Previously, Mr. Kelly was president of the American Express Company, and most recently, he was president and chief executive officer of Intersection.

Before becoming CEO of Intersection, he was a management advisor at TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. From 2011 to late 2014, Mr. Kelly served as chairman, president and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

He led numerous groups at American Express Co. between 1987 and 2010, including the Global Consumer Group, the Consumer Card Services Group, OPEN from American Express, Consumer Travel, Global Travelers Cheques, the US Merchant Group and Prepaid Services, US Customer Service, Global Risk Management and Interactive Services.

He was the chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit Committee for NYC and is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including serving as a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and of Boston College, and as a member of the finance council for the Archdiocese of New York.

Mr. Kelly also worked at the White House from 1985-1987 as manager of information systems and at PepsiCo from 1981 to 1985 in strategic planning. He received a bachelor's degree as well as an MBA from Iona College.

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

Lynne Biggar has been executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer of Visa since February 2016. In this role, Ms. Biggar oversees all of Visa’s branding, insights, sponsorship, communications and go-to-market consumer and client marketing activities to continue to accelerate Visa’s brand.

Ms. Biggar joined Visa from Time Inc. where she was the executive vice president of consumer marketing and revenue. At Time Inc., she was responsible for driving consumer revenue for Time Inc. brands and products across all channels, consumer insights, data solutions and customer service.

Prior to her role at Time Inc., she spent more than 20 years at American Express in a variety of general management and marketing positions in both the US and international divisions and was a member of the company’s global management team. Most recently, Ms. Biggar was executive vice president and general manager of international card products and experiences, where she managed a global organization focused on product management, new product development, travel and lifestyle benefits and servicing. Prior to this, she held a series of roles with increasing responsibility across rewards, travel, loyalty and new customer acquisition.

Before joining American Express in 1992, Ms. Biggar held various international strategy and marketing positions in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. She was named to the 2017 Brand Innovators 'Top 100' Women in Brand Marketing list, having previously been named one of Folio’s Top Women in Media in 2014 and one of the 25 most influential women in travel by ForbesLife Executive Woman Magazine. She serves on the board of directors of Voya (NYSE: VOYA), The New 42nd Street, Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Ad Council.

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

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

Chris Clark is Visa's executive vice president & group executive 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, Chis 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 country manager for Taiwan.

Before joining Visa, Chris 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.

Chris 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).

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

As executive vice president, human resources, and chief human resources officer, Jennifer 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.

Jennifer 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, Jennifer 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.

Jennifer 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, Jennifer 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 brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services, bank operations and management consulting to Visa. Most recently 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. She came to that from a role 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.

Charlotte 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.

Charlotte is supporting Now Teach. She was also a former Director of BBC Worldwide and member of Audit and Remuneration Committees, the Finance, Audit and Remuneration Committees (equivalent of Board) of Oxford University Press, a Trustee and former chair of First Story Ltd, a former Governor of Nottingham Trent University and whilst in New York, former Board member of Partnership with Children.

Oliver Jenkyn , , , Executive Vice President and Group Executive, North America

Oliver Jenkyn is executive vice president and group executive for North America at Visa. In this capacity, he has business, fiscal, strategic and operational responsibility for the company’s business in the U.S. and Canada. Jenkyn has run the North America business since 2011. He joined Visa in 2009 as global head of strategy and corporate development.

Prior to Visa, 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. Jenkyn also led McKinsey’s relationship with Visa for five years, which included playing integral roles in Visa's global restructuring and IPO.

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. Jenkyn sits on the Board of Trustees at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Ryan McInerney , , , President

Ryan McInerney has been the president of Visa, since June of 2013, and is responsible for delivering value to Visa’s financial institutions, acquirers, merchants and strategic partners in 200 countries and territories around the world. In this role, Mr. McInerney oversees Visa’s market leadership teams, client support services, innovation and strategic partnerships, and global product solutions.

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, which serviced 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.

Vasant Prabhu , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Vasant M. Prabhu joined Visa in February 2015 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. 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, which includes its technical operations, physical plant, corporate services and information technology functions.

Mr. Prabhu is responsible for Visa’s financial strategies, planning and reporting, in addition to all finance operations and investor relations. Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2014, Mr. Prabhu served as the chief financial officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since 2004. In 2010, Mr. Prabhu also 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 is currently a member of the board of directors of Mattel, Inc.

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

Ellen Richey , , , Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer

Ellen Richey is the vice chairman and chief risk officer of Visa since February 2017. From September 2014 to February 2017, Ms. Richey served as the Company’s vice chairman, risk and public policy. She concurrently served as executive vice president and chief legal officer from January 2014 until September 2014 and chief enterprise risk officer from October 2007 until September 2014. Previously, Ms. Richey served as the senior vice president of enterprise risk management and executive vice president of card services at Washington Mutual Inc., a financial institution, from October 2005 until June 2006. From October 1999 until October 2005, she served as vice chairman of Providian Financial Corporation, a financial institution, until its acquisition by Washington Mutual. At Providian, Ms. Richey also served as the vice chairman, enterprise risk management and chief legal officer from 2003 to 2005, general counsel from 1999 to 2003, chief enterprise risk officer from 2004 to 2005, and corporate secretary from 1999 to 2005. Ms. Richey was a member of the board of directors of Monitise plc from October 2012 until September 2013. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Bill Sheedy , , , Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, M&A, and Government Relations

Bill Sheedy leads Visa’s corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions efforts, global policy and government relations. In this role, he is responsible for charting the company’s strategic direction and driving growth; expanding the company’s relationships with governments and regulators globally; and leading critical initiatives and transactions with clients and partners around the world, with a particular focus on Europe. Sheedy reports to the CEO and is a member of the Visa Executive Committee.

More recently, Sheedy was group president, Americas, and oversaw Visa's business in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, across nearly 50 countries. In this role, Sheedy was responsible for issuer, merchant, acquirer and third-party processor relationships and led efforts to expand card issuance, merchant acceptance and usage of Visa-branded products and services across the Americas. He also had responsibility for Visa’s core credit, debit, prepaid, commercial / small business, co-brand, CyberSource, and merchant acceptance businesses.

Previously, Sheedy served as president of the company’s North America region. Sheedy also played a leadership role in managing Visa’s corporate restructuring that merged multiple regional Visa entities into a single global company, culminating in Visa's successful initial public offering in 2008. Earlier in his career, Sheedy managed Visa’s U.S. pricing and economics strategies. He joined the company in 1993 as an executive in Visa’s strategy and pricing division. Sheedy holds a B.S. from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Rajat Taneja , , , Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations

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

Prior to joining Visa, 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.

Taneja holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and an MBA from Washington State University. He is currently on the board of directors for Ellie Mae, Inc.

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 & corporate secretary. In her role, she leads the global legal and compliance functions.

Prior to joining Visa, 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, 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.

Mahon Tullier serves on the Cornell Law School Advisory Council, Tahirih Justice Center board of directors, and International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) board of directors.

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