Visa Makes Two New Senior Leadership Appointments in Asia Pacific

Visa announced two senior leadership changes in the Asia Pacific region, with Chris Clark promoted as Chairman for Asia Pacific while Stephen Karpin succeeds him as the Regional President for Asia Pacific, effective 1 April 2023.

In the role of Chairman for Asia Pacific, Clark will support regional and global initiatives, including strategic engagements with government and industry stakeholders.

He will also drive Visa’s market expansion strategy and continue his role as a non-executive director of the Visa Europe Board.

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Clark said,

“Over the last ten years as Regional President for Visa Asia Pacific, I have been committed to expanding the reach of electronic payments and growing our business by forging strong client and partner relationships, driving digital innovation in the regional payments ecosystem and building new partnerships with established and startup fintechs, all supported by an amazing team of great payments professionals.”

As Regional President, Karpin will be responsible for the full business operations, client management and go-to-market plans for the region, based in Visa’s Regional Headquarters in Singapore.

He has a deep background in the payments industry and knowledge of Asia Pacific markets, beginning his career at Visa in 2014 as Group Country Manager Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific.

In 2017, Karpin was appointed as Group Country Manager, Regional Southeast Asia, and since 2019 he has served as Country Manager, Japan, Visa’s largest Asia Pacific market.

Stephen Karpin

Stephen Karpin

Karpin said,

“In his 20-year career at Visa, Chris has shown exemplary leadership, more than doubling the size of our Asia Pacific business.

I look forward to following the path he has set, continuing to work closely with our clients and partners, expanding our relationships and ensuring that Visa Asia Pacific remains among the best places to work and achieve.”

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