Group Executive, Asia Pacific Visa Inc.
Chris Clark is Visa’s Group Executive for Asia Pacific. In this role, he is based in Singapore and is responsible for the full business operations, strategy development and management of Visa’s businesses in the region. He is also a member of Visa’s Global Operating Committee.
Prior to this appointment, he was Group Country Manager for North Asia & Australasia, where he successfully drove growth and managed challenges in Visa’s most developed markets in Asia. He has also previously held the position of General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In this role he successfully grew Visa’s core processing business, managed key client relationships and oversaw the rollout of new payment innovations in these markets.
Prior to this, he was General Manager for Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau and the Philippines for three years. Chris commenced at Visa in 2002 as Country Manager for Taiwan.
Before joining Visa, Chris served for 14 years in a variety of senior management positions at National Australia Bank, including market management roles in Taiwan and Thailand from 1995 to 2000. He also worked in consumer and commercial banking, including assignments in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Chris is a fluent speaker of Mandarin, has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia and has attended executive programs at INSEAD in France and Stanford University. He and his wife Helen have three children.