Based in San Francisco, Marie-Elise Droga is Head of Fintech Partnerships, Global & North America at Visa, and a member of the company’s North America Leadership Team.
Her responsibilities include business development, partnering to provide relevant solutions that factor in the evolving payments landscape, and leading programs with this critical and fast-growing segment of clients. Marie-Elise also spearheads collaboration between Visa’s Venture team and regional fintech heads to identify emerging trends and identify best practices to grow and scale Visa’s fintech portfolio.
As a lifelong creative and strategic global business builder, Marie-Elise has deep roots in sales and partnerships. In her prior roles at Western Union, she was at the forefront of strategic efforts to accelerate digital growth and reinvent the company’s approach to distribution. As a leading expert in cross-border payments, she expanded relationships with some of the world’s leading digital brands like Amazon, Airbnb, Google, and Walmart.