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Visa appoints Sujatha V Kumar as head of marketing for India and South Asia

She will be driving overall marketing strategy and execution

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MUMBAI: Visa, one of the global leaders in digital payments technology, announced the appointment of Sujatha V Kumar as head of marketing for India and South Asia. She will be driving overall marketing strategy and execution including consumer, retail, and digital marketing initiatives for India and the emerging markets of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and the Maldives.

Prior to this, Kumar was with Google as head – brand & reputation, marketing and strategy. She brings to Visa over 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of consumer insights, brand development, go-to-market approaches, category management, retail strategy, and promotions. Sujatha started her career at Procter & Gamble and, over the years, has gathered rich experience in sales and marketing across companies such as Gillette, Nokia, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Coca-Cola.

“Our people are the most important asset for us at Visa. As we work towards transforming and strengthening India’s digital payment ecosystem, Sujatha joins us with a diverse range of experience from the continuously evolving digital space. We are excited to welcome her to the Visa family and with her expertise, aim to build a robust brand leadership in the space we operate in” Visa group country manager, India, and South Asia TR Ramachandran said.

“We congratulate Sujatha and are very excited to bring an accomplished marketer to Visa. With her strong data and creative skills, we aim to fulfill our vision of being the most creative data-led marketer in the world” said, Visa SVP head of marketing and cross border Asia Pacific Frederique Covington.

“I am delighted to join the Visa family and play my part in our exciting consumer and customer-facing journey of innovative, data-based marketing. I have always admired Visa as a brand and am excited at the opportunity to be a part of this team. We live in an increasingly growing digital society and I am looking to leverage my past experience in bridging the gap between digital disruption and consumer engagement to build trusted brands.” said Sujatha V Kumar, Visa’s newly appointed head of marketing for India and South Asia said.

A graduate in Psychology, Kumar holds an MBA in Marketing. Based in Mumbai, Sujatha will join Visa’s India and South Asia Leadership Team.

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