Visa, the global leader in payments, has appointed Eva Ngigi-Sarwari as its new Country Manager for Kenya.

Eva will serve as the Senior Business Development Leader and Country Manager for Kenya, reporting to Corine Mbiaketcha, Vice President and General Manager for Visa in East Africa and will be part of the East Africa Leadership team.

Eva is a financial services expert with 15 years’ experience in the banking industry and has served in various roles at several banking institutions in Kenya’s including CfC Stanbic and Co-operative Bank of Kenya, with her most recent role being Project Lead at SC Ventures by Standard Chartered.

Prior to her role at SC Ventures, Eva worked in the transaction banking department at Standard Chartered Bank, where she became the transaction banking head for the commercial banking segment across East Africa.

In her new role at Visa, Eva will be responsible for the development and implementation of our growth strategy in Kenya, Eva’s appointment is in line with Visa’s vision to continue to build a solid regional team by matching unique strengths and talents with critical business opportunities.

“We are excited to bring Eva on board to lead our business in Kenya. The experience she brings to the team is invaluable. We have no doubt that she will play a key role in driving our strategy forward and accelerating our growth locally. I look forward to welcoming Eva,” Visa East Africa General Manager Corine Mbiaketcha said of the appointment.