Visa unveils new incoming CEO


Visa has named Ryan McInerney as the new chief executive of Visa effective from February 1, 2023.  

According to Finextra, Alfred Kelly – who has been serving as CEO since 2016 and chairman since 2019 – will take the role of executive chairman of the board after leaving his current position.

McInerney has held the position of president since 2013, when he was responsible for overseeing Visa’s global businesses, partners and acquirers and financial institutions as well as supervising numerous departments including client services, product team and the merchant team.

Kelly said, “I cannot think of a finer leader to continue to position Visa at the centre of money movement in increasingly innovative ways. Ryan has boundless energy and passion for this business and in his role as President, and as my close partner for the past six years, he has become intimately familiar with how Visa operates and the exciting opportunities this industry presents.”

Last week, Visa revealed it was set to use the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar to introduce face payments technology and instantly-issued prepaid cards with animated art.

According to Finextra, as FIFA’s official payment technology partner, Visa is looking to make a splash at the tournament, which kicks off in Qatar on Sunday.

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