Executive Officers

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Executive Officers

Biographical data for each of our current executive officers is set forth below, excluding Mr. Kelly’s biography, which is included under the heading Director Nominee Biographies above.

Lynne Biggar
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Age: 54
  • Joined Visa in February 2016

  • Former Executive Vice President – Consumer Marketing and Revenue for Time Inc. from November 2013 to January 2016

  • Held many senior positions at American Express Company from 1992 to 2013, most recently as Executive Vice President & General Manager – International Card Products and Experiences from January 2012 to November 2013, and Executive Vice President & General Manager – US Membership Rewards and Strategic Card Services in 2011

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc.

  • Received her BA in international relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia University
Ryan McInerney
Age: 41
  • Joined Visa in May 2013

  • Responsible for leading Visa’s global client organization, whose market teams deliver the value of Visa to financial institutions, merchants, acquirers and account holders in more than 200 countries and territories

  • Also responsible for client support services, global product management, Visa Client Consulting and a new Merchant Solutions organization, which focuses on building and bringing to market new products and services to support Visa’s acquirer and merchant clients

  • Served as CEO of Consumer Banking for JPMorgan Chase, a business with more than 75,000 employees and revenues of approximately $14 billion; was responsible for a banking network serving 20 million customers in 23 states

  • 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; also served as Chase’s head of Product and Marketing for Consumer Banking

  • Former Principal at McKinsey & Company in the firm’s retail banking and payments practices

  • Received a finance degree from the University of Notre Dame
Vasant M. Prabhu
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Age: 56
  • Joined Visa in February 2015

  • Former Chief Financial Officer for NBCUniversal where he oversaw the company’s financial planning and operations and played a key role in NBCUniversal’s strategic business initiatives. Also managed the Operations and Technical Services division, which included NBCUniversal’s technical operations, physical plant, corporate services and information technology functions

  • Former Chief Financial Officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

  • Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President, E-Commerce for Safeway, Inc., the $35 billion supermarket retailer

  • Gained experience in the media sector as President of the Information and Media Group, The McGraw-Hill Companies, where he led a $1 billion division comprising Business Week, Broadcast television stations and Business Information Services

  • 1992-1998: Held senior positions at PepsiCo, including Senior Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCola International

  • Started his career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, the management consulting firm, where he rose to become a Partner serving Media and Consumer companies

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc.

  • Received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology
Ellen Richey
Vice Chairman, Risk and Public Policy
Age: 67
  • Joined Visa in 2007

  • Leads risk management at Visa, including enterprise risk, settlement risk and risks to the integrity of the broader payments ecosystem

  • Coordinates the company’s strategic policy initiatives and works with legislators, regulators and clients globally regarding payment system security and other issues of strategic importance to Visa

  • Leads crisis management at the executive level

  • Before assuming her current role in October 2014, Richey concurrently served as chief legal officer and chief enterprise risk officer and led the legal and compliance functions in addition to her risk management responsibilities

  • Former senior vice president of enterprise risk management and executive vice president of card services at Washington Mutual Inc.

  • Served as vice chairman of Providian Financial Corporation, where she had responsibility for the enterprise risk management, legal, corporate governance, government relations, corporate relations, compliance and audit functions

  • Former partner in the San Francisco law firm Farella, Braun & Martel, where she specialized in corporate, real estate and financial institution matters

  • Received a B.A. in Linguistics and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court
William M. Sheedy
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, M&A, and
Government Relations
Age: 49
  • Joined Visa in 1993

  • 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

  • Former Group President, Americas, and oversaw Visa’s business in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, across nearly 50 countries; 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; also had responsibility for Visa’s core credit, debit, prepaid, commercial / small business, co-brand, CyberSource and merchant acceptance businesses

  • Served as President of the company’s North America region

  • Played a leadership role in managing Visa’s corporate restructuring that merged multiple regional Visa groups into a single global company, culminating in Visa’s successful initial public offering in 2008

  • Managed Visa’s U.S. pricing and economics strategies

  • Holds a B.S. from West Virginia University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame
Rajat Taneja
Executive Vice President, Technology
Age: 52
  • Joined Visa in November 2013

  • Responsible for the Company’s technology innovation and investment strategy, product engineering, global IT and operations infrastructure

  • October 2011 – November 2013: Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Electronic Arts Inc., responsible for platform engineering, data center operations and IT supporting the company’s global customer base

  • 1996 – 2011: 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

  • Holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and an MBA from Washington State University

  • Currently on the Board of Directors for Ellie Mae, Inc.

Kelly Mahon Tullier
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Age: 50
  • Joined Visa in June 2014

  • Leads the global legal and compliance functions for Visa

  • Served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at PepsiCo, Inc., and managed the global legal teams supporting the business around the world, as well as centralized teams responsible for mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, regulatory, litigation and procurement legal matters; also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa division, based in Dubai

  • Former Vice President and General Counsel for Frito-Lay, Inc., with responsibility for a wide range of legal, policy and compliance issues

  • Former 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

  • Received her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School

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