Group Country Manager, North Asia Visa Inc.
Chris Clark was appointed Visa’s Group Country Manager for North Asia in April 2011. In this role he is based in Hong Kong and responsible for the full business operations, strategy development and management of Visa’s businesses in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mongolia and Taiwan. He is also a member of the Visa’s Global Operating Committee.
He was previously General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, a position he held since May 2008, following several years working for Visa in Asia. 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, where he was responsible for the business operations of those market offices. 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 and 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 is a board member of the Australia-China Council and the Tourism and Transport Forum of Australia. He and his wife Helen have two teenage sons and a daughter.