Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Stephen Kehoe

SVP, Global Financial Inclusion
Visa
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Current Position and Responsibilities

Stephen Kehoe is Head of Global Financial Inclusion at Visa Inc., responsible driving the company’s strategy to meet the needs of under-banked populations around the world. The central mission of Visa is to be the best way to pay and be paid - for everyone, everywhere.  Visa believes this can ultimately be achieved by deploying its network and technology to drive payment solutions to promote financial inclusion for all.  

The financial inclusion team at Visa manages numerous programs across North America, Asia, Africa and Latin America which are focused on new ways to bring financial services to some of the 2bn people in the world who have no access to formal financial services, including digital payment accounts.  Visa believes that investing behind financial inclusion is an important demonstration of shared value: achieving long-term revenue gains for the company as well as delivering valuable social impact.

Previous Positions 

Before joining Visa in July 2010, Stephen was Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at PepsiCo based at the company’s headquarters in New York. Prior to moving to the United States in 2008, he was based in PepsiCo’s operations in Brussels, Belgium, and London, UK.

Before joining PepsiCo in 2003, Stephen pursued a career in public affairs and public relations consulting with a variety of firms, including APCO Worldwide (London), Weber Shandwick (Washington, DC) and Adamson BSMG Worldwide (Brussels). He also worked in the European Aerospace industry as Deputy European Director for British Aerospace (now BAE Systems). Stephen Kehoe began his career in the European Parliament in Brussels.