Head of Data, Risk
and Open Data Solutions
(Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific)
Riaz Nasrabadi is Visa’s Head of Data, Risk and Open Data solutions for Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific. His responsibilities include oversight and expansion of Visa’s risk and data solutions, which include a suite a world-class solutions used by many of the top financial institutions in the region. He is also responsible for expanding Visa’s role in the open data space in Australia and New Zealand, including working with financial industry and fintech partners as well as providing Visa’s view points to regulators and government entities.
Prior to this, he was Visa’s Head of Products and Solutions for New Zealand and South Pacific, focusing on collaborating with Visa’s clients to transform their payments business in the ever-changing digital world. He was responsible for the support of Visa’s core products and the rollout of Visa’s digital capabilities in these markets, including the adoption of digital wallets, tokenisation and the expansion of contactless payments.
Riaz has held a number of positions at Visa in Sydney, Singapore and now in Auckland, over a 15 year period, ranging from client support to project management and senior product management. He has over 20 years’ experience in the cards and payments business including a number of years consulting to leading banks in Australia and New Zealand.