Valerie Dias

Valerie DiasChief Risk and Compliance Officer - Visa Europe

Valerie Dias, a member of the Visa Executive Leadership Team, is Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Visa Europe, based in London. Her remit includes all corporate risk and compliance.

Valerie, having joined Visa in 1993, was previously executive vice-president, chief financial officer from 1999 to 2005, covering all aspects of finance, treasury, pricing and member profitability studies and interchange. Prior to that she led one of Visa’s e-commerce initiatives based in Paris, France for a year and a half, and she has also worked in various roles in Finance including that of Financial Controller.

Valerie was a key player in leading the company through the many steps to successfully achieve incorporation of Visa Europe in 2004. She has represented management on the Visa Europe Board’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee since its inception. She chairs and/or sits on various Visa Europe standing committees under delegated authority from the Executive Management: Risk Committee, ALCO (Asset and Liability Committee), Reputational Council, Compliance Council among others.

Before joining Visa, Valerie worked for two publishers, Marshall Cavendish from 1989 to 1993 and prior to that with William Collins plc (now HarperCollins).

Valerie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants, is married and has one son. She is actively involved with various charities and presently sits on the board of World Vision UK, and the Board of Companions on CMI.