Visa Promotes Paulina Leong as GM for Hong Kong and Macauby Fintech News Hong Kong April 3, 2023
Visa announced the appointment of payments veteran Paulina Leong as its General Manager for Hong Kong and Macau, effective immediately.
In her new role, Paulina will be responsible for leading Visa’s business growth and operations for these markets.
Paulina has over 18 years of experience working in the payments industry and was most recently Visa’s Head of Client Relationship Management for Hong Kong and Macau.
She was leading the business development team to drive client engagement efforts, and the development and execution of Visa’s market strategy.
Since joining Visa in 2007, Paulina has held a number of roles including Business Development for Global Client Management in the North Asia region; Business Development for Hong Kong and Macau clients and Emerging Products and Technology managing the commercialization of Visa solutions in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Prior to that, Paulina was based in London with Visa CEMEA, and had also worked at JP Morgan Chase.
Shirley Yu, Visa’s Group General Manager for Greater China said,
“I am delighted to have Paulina lead our team in Hong Kong and Macau as General Manager. Forming part of the Greater China region, the team in Hong Kong and Macau has done an excellent job in deepening our presence and pioneering payment innovation.
Paulina’s in-depth knowledge about Visa, Hong Kong and Macau, will drive our business agenda with clients, consumers, and government partners, in line with our purpose to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.”
Paulina Leong, General Manager, Visa Hong Kong and Macau said,
“I am excited to take on this role and lead Visa’s businesses and operations in Hong Kong and Macau which are fascinating and fast-growing.
I look forward to working closely with our partners, fintechs, the regulator, and all stakeholders to help accelerate business growth, and enable individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.”