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Visa appoints Chris Suh as new chief financial officer

Chris Suh’s appointment comes seven months after the payments giant brought on a new CEO.

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Visa has brought on Chris Suh as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Suh, who was formerly CFO for videogame publisher Electronic Arts, is set to take over from longstanding CFO Vasant Prabhu.

He joins newly appointed CEO Ryan McInerney on the executive leadership team.

McInerney took over as head of the company in February after being named back in November, replacing Alfred Kelly Jr, who had been CEO and chairman since 2016 and then transitioned to executive chairman of the board.

“[Suh’s] deep experience in finance and technology, plus his leadership in growing and scaling businesses, will be extraordinarily valuable to us as we continue to drive growth and better serve our clients around the world,” CEO Ryan McInerney said.

Prior to joining EA around a year ago, Suh spent more than 25 years in various leadership roles at Microsoft, ending as CVP and CFO for cloud and AI leading the company’s growth as a “cloud-first business”.

“Visa is an incredible brand and the company has a great culture. I have long admired Visa’s history of innovation and industry leadership and I’m excited to play a part in shaping the future of payments around the globe,” Suh said.

Suh will serve as CFO designate through July and August ahead of Prabhu retiring from Visa at the end of September.