Vish Sowani

Vish Sowani

Head of Fintech Engagements and Strategic Partnerships Europe, Visa

Vish is the head of Fintech Engagement and Strategic Partnerships for Visa in Europe. He is responsible for building and driving partnerships with Fintechs in Europe to help them build their business by leveraging Visa’s global payments technology platform and assets. 

Vish joined Visa in 2012 as the Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships based in Singapore and was a member of the APCEMEA leadership team.  

Before joining Visa, Vish was head of business development with digital partners for T-Mobile Europe and pioneered the creation of the dual contract financing model which is now widely used across the industry. Prior to that he was the head of group risk management for Jardine Fleming based in Hong Kong in which role he helped them successfully navigate the Asian crisis in 1997. He started his career with Citibank and held a number of senior corporate banking and risk management roles across several countries in Asia. 

Vish holds a graduate degree in Engineering and a post graduate degree in management from IIM Ahmedabad, India.