Rumors of the fate of Visa Interactive had been circulating for months. In the end, its sale to Integrion Financial Network by Visa International would free the card association to sharpen its global strengths, specifically cards and payments, says president and CEO Edmund Jensen, a Hawaii native and one-time Dole Food Company, Inc. executive. Following are excerpts from a recent interview on Jensen's ambitions for Visa's evolution.

MS: Did your years at Dole and other non-financial firms foster skills that have been useful in banking?

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