KENYA – Visa Inc., a payments corporation, has appointed Corine Mbiaketcha Nana as the the General Manager for Visa in East Africa. Corine’s new appointment will be effective from November 5, 2019.

Corine, the former Managing Director for Technology at Oracle. will as well be the Vice President and Country Manager for Visa in East Africa. She will be in charge of Visa’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mauritius and Ethiopia.

Corine will also be tasked with Visa’s overall strategy in the greater E. Africa region, which entails building and strengthening relationships with clients, regulators and other primary stakeholders in the payments and finance space.

Aida Diarra, Senior Vice President, Group Country Manager, Visa Sub Saharan Africa, said, “Corine is a recognized and passionate leader in the region’s technology industry, having led Oracle’s business in East Africa.

“She is a visionary senior leader with a passion for using technology to strengthen Africa’s economic development, and this expertise will be critical to Visa’s strategy in Sub Saharan Africa.”  

“Corine joins Visa at a great time to help drive East Africa’s move away from cash into more reliable, secure and innovative forms of digital payments as well as drive engagement with non-traditional partners in fintech,” added Aida.

Corine, on her appointment, she said; “Visa’s promise is to bring the benefits of electronic payments to everyone everywhere.

“Nowhere is that a more exciting challenge than in East Africa and the wider region, where we have a wonderful opportunity to combine technology and partnerships with a broad range of people to drive truly transformational change in the way that the economy transacts.

“I am excited to join the Visa team, and I am looking forward to meeting and engaging with our stakeholders and partners.”

Corine held various roles at Oracle and has served the American technology corporation for more than one decade. She worked as a Market Strategist, Regional Director and her last position as Country Leader.

Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation that facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, gift cards, and debit cards. It is the world’s second-largest card payment organization with operations across all six continents.