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. has been our chief executive officer since December 2016 and chairman of the board since April 2019. 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 U.S. Merchant Group and Prepaid Services, U.S. Customer Service, Global Risk Management and Interactive Services.

Mr. Kelly was the chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit Committee for NYC and is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, 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 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 U.S. and international divisions and was a member of the company’s global management team.

In 2019, Ms. Biggar was named one of Forbes' 2019 World's Most Influential CMOs. In 2018, she was named one of AdWeek’s Outstanding Tech-Savvy CMOs and Most Powerful Women in Sports and to the AdWeek 50. She serves on the board of directors of 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 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.

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 Regional President, North America

Oliver Jenkyn is Visa’s executive vice president and regional president for North America. In this capacity, Mr. Jenkyn has business, fiscal, 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. He 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 five years, which included playing integral roles in Visa's global restructuring and 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 and 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 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 support 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.

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 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.

Bill Sheedy , , , Executive Vice President, The Strategy Group

William M. Sheedy leads Visa's corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions efforts, global policy, social impact, government relations and oversees strategic initiatives and global learning for the company. In this role, in addition to directing the key assets of the company to drive innovation, expansion and growth for the global payment system and manage relationships and projects with governments around the world, Mr. Sheedy is a key leader in corporate governance within Visa’s organization.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Sheedy was group president where he oversaw Visa's business in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. In this role, he 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.

Mr. Sheedy also served as president of Visa's North America region, coordinating the company’s corporate restructuring in 2007 that merged multiple regional Visa organizations into a single global company, culminating in Visa's successful initial public offering in 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. 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. Outside of Visa, Mr. Sheedy serves on the Executive Committee of the Board for the United States/Russia Business Council and has held leadership and presentation roles within the World Economic Forum.

Mr. Sheedy holds a B.S. from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

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, Tahirih Justice Center board of directors and International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) board of directors.

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