Digital payments leader Visa has announced the appointment of Ryan McInerney as CEO, from February 1, 2023. McInerney currently serves as President of Visa, a role he has held since 2013. He will take over as CEO from Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., who has served as the company’s CEO since 2016 and Chairman since 2019. Following McInerney’s appointment, Kelly will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board.
In his new role, McInerney will be responsible for Visa’s global businesses, spruce up Visa’s financial institutions, acquirers, merchants, and partners in more than 200 countries and territories across the world. He has overseen the company’s market teams, business units, product team, merchant team, and client services. Ryan is a seasoned leader in the payments and consumer banking industry with 20 years of experience delivering solutions to clients.
“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. I feel privileged to entrust Ryan with the leadership of this great company and am confident Visa is poised for more success in the years to come,” said said Al Kelly, CEO.
Kelly, current CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, will assume a new full-time role as Executive Chairman of the Board.