SAN FRANCISCO Visa International named Rupert G. Keeley president of its Asia-Pacific region, succeeding Dennis Goggin, who is retiring May 1.Mr. Keeley was previously head of finance, administration, and marketing for Visa International, having joined the card association in February 1999. In his relatively short time at Visa International, Rupert has already made a major contribution toward positioning Visa for the future, said Malcolm Williamson, president and chief executive officer at Visa. Rupert brings not only management savvy but a proven track record for driving business results in this key part of the world.
Before joining Visa, Mr. Keeley worked for Standard Chartered Bank, most recently as group head of marketing for its global consumer business in Singapore. He also was chief executive of Standard Chartereds Bahrain operations and head of Gulf Consumer Banking. Before that, Mr. Keeley was head of corporate banking marketing at Girobank in London.