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Visa appoints Jeff Navarro as country manager for PH and Guam

Digital payments company Visa announced the appointment of Jeff Navarro as the new country manager for the Philippines and Guam, succeeding Dan Wolbert, who has moved to a new role in Visa’s North American operations.

Navarro joins Visa from Western Union where he was regional vice president, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Indochina. He was also president and chair of the board, Western Union Processing Services Inc. He worked at Smart Communications and Shell, across sales, brand, and business development roles.

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“I am delighted to have Jeff lead our team in the Philippines and Guam as the Country Manager,” said Tareq Muhmood, group country manager for regional Southeast Asia, Visa. “Jeff’s regional experience and in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry will be an asset for Visa and will serve him well in leading our team. Jeff and the team will drive our business agenda with clients, consumers, and regulators in the Philippines & Guam, in line with our purpose to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.”

“It is a great pleasure for me to join Visa, a global leader in payments and money movement, areas which are near and dear to my heart,” Navarro said. “I am excited and honoured to have the opportunity to lead a team of seasoned professionals, who share the drive and passion to further widen financial inclusion for all Filipinos. I look forward to working closely with our clients, fintech, the regulator, and all stakeholders to grow digital payments in the country, and enable individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.”

Navarro started his career as a consultant at Accenture, after completing his bachelor’s degree in Management Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University.

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