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Visa appoints Sabbir Ahmed as Country Manager of Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan

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Kathmandu, Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in payments, announced the appointment of Sabbir Ahmed as the Country Manager for Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. With over 27 years of rich experience in banking and payments across Bangladesh and Vietnam, Sabbir will now lead the market operations for Visa in the three countries, with a team based out of the Dhaka office.

With Sabbir Ahmed’s appointment, Visa reiterates its leadership and commitment to the Nepal market, along with Bangladesh and Bhutan. Visa has continually focused on introducing enhanced payment solutions for Nepal as it adopts digital payments at an increasing pace. Visa has been instrumental in introducing contactless payments in the country; it has also enabled consumers to use their Visa cards while shopping online or scan QR codes and pay via Visa cards. With Sabbir heading the markets, Visa aims to accelerate its growth in the digital payments landscape across South Asia.

On his appointment, Sabbir Ahmed, Country Manager— Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Visa, said, “I am excited to join Visa, a brand at the forefront of digital payments globally and in Nepal. In my new role, I look forward to playing a significant role in partnering with clients, the regulator and the broader ecosystem of Nepal.

We also aim to play a pivotal role in digital payments for Bangladesh and Bhutan. I believe we can bring innovative digital-first payment solutions to consumers and businesses, that will  increase the growth of digital payments in Nepal and adjoining markets.”

Sandeep Ghosh, Group Country Manager, Visa India & South Asia said, “We are delighted to welcome Sabbir Ahmed as our Country Manager for Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Sabbir, with his strong professional achievements, diverse banking experience and deep market connections, will strengthen our leadership, drive business objectives and foster sustainable growth for Visa.”

Sabbir will be responsible for charting Visa’s business priorities in Nepal. He and the team will manage Visa’s relationships with clients, partners, regulators and ecosystem participants. He will also be a part of Visa’s leadership team for India and South Asia.

Sabbir Ahmed joins Visa from Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh, where he served as the Managing Director and Head of Wealth & Retail Banking. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at HSBC in Bangladesh and Vietnam and has worked for British American Tobacco (BAT). Sabbir brings a wide range of expertise from both local and international markets in the banking and financial services sector.

About Visa:

Visa (NYSE: V) is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere and see access as foundational to the future of money movement. Learn more at


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