Michael Patriarca, a former bank regulator and a Wells Fargo & Co. executive, has been named head of audit functions for Visa International.

Mr. Patriarca moved to Wells Fargo from the Office of Thrift Supervision in 1992, was executive vice president and general auditor, and most recently oversaw year-2000 initiatives. He was one of three new members of the executive management team that Visa president Malcolm Williamson announced Wednesday.

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