Head of Products, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA), Visa
Paul McCrea is the Head of Products for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) for Visa Inc. based in Dubai, UAE.
Mr. McCrea is responsible for the design, delivery & performance of Visa’s core & emerging products in more than 90 CEMEA markets, partnering with Visa’s clients to develop targeted retail & commercial payment solutions.
Prior to joining Visa in 2013, Mr. McCrea was with Standard Chartered Bank, where he worked for the past eight years. Having held a number of leadership positions spanning commercial & retail banking, his most recent role was as Managing Director, Group Chief Operating Officer of SME Banking, responsible for the general management of the bank’s global SME & mid-market portfolio.
A specialist in building client-centric organizations through strong marketing, sales and operational capabilities, he has held leadership positions with organizations including the National Australia Banking Group, O2-e Limited and Vodafone PLC.
An experienced banker having worked in core functions including credit & risk, client coverage & channel management he has complimented his banking experience with leadership roles in telecommunications & principal finance. He has led teams with country, regional & global remits whilst working in Australasia, Asia & the UK.
Mr. McCrea holds a degree majored in both economics and marketing from Deakin University in Australia.</p<