Visa, a global payments technology company serving more than 200 countries and territories, has announced two new appointments to its India and South Asia teams. The appointments are part of Visa’s ongoing efforts to fortify its leadership in the region.
“At Visa, we take pride in our people, our biggest asset,” said TR Ramachandran, Visa’s group country manager, India and South Asia. “We are excited to have experienced professionals like Murali [Nair] and Manmeet [Vohra] join the team. As Visa works with its clients to bring the future of digital payments to the market, their deep domain expertise and experience in the market will be an important addition to our capabilities.”
Murali Nair has been appointed head of client relationship management in India. He will lead efforts to expand the company’s client base and enhance client experience across the network through managing key client relationships to drive product issuance.
Nair previously served as senior vice president of market development for Mastercard, South Asia, and as chief executive officer of Pinpoint India, a global leader in loyalty marketing. All told, he holds 24 years of experience in payments and digital products across India, Africa and the Middle East, including senior positions with Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Citibank. Nair received his MBA from IIM Calcutta.
Manmeet Vohra has been appointed marketing head, India and South Asia. She assumes management of the regional marketing team, including strategy for consumer and retail marketing, loyalty and digital and mobile experiences.
Vohra previously led marketing for Starbucks, India, where she spearheaded brand building initiatives. She played a similar role for high-end retail chain TAG Heuer during its early days in India, and previously worked for cosmetics brand L’Oreal. Vohra is a graduate of Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, and is a post graduate at MICA, Ahmedabad. She brings 15 years of experience in strategic marketing and retail brand management to the table.