John Chaplin



John Chaplin
Chairman, Global Payments Innovation Jury

John has been highly influential in the development of retail payments for more than 30 years. He was one of the driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of Visa in a 17-year career where he was Executive Vice President and latterly ran the European processing business. He also spent 5 years working with First Data in global strategy and business development roles.

He is an adviser to Helios Investment Partners, the major African private equity fund and is a Director of Interswitch in West Africa and Fawry in Egypt. He also works with several leading industry players and earlier stage companies. He was Chairman of Ixaris for 5 years. He has advised national payment schemes in 5 continents and served 3 years as a Market Expert advising the European Commission on card payments.

He is the organiser of the Global Payments Innovation Jury, a prestigious group of 70 industry leading CEO’s, that convenes every 2 years to look at the state of innovation in the payments sector. 

Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016

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