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Visa appoints Sabbir Ahmed as country manager of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan

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Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in payments, has appointed Sabbir Ahmed as the country manager for Bangladesh, Nepal 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 Bangladesh market, along with Nepal and Bhutan.

Visa has continually focused on introducing enhanced payment solutions for an increasingly digital Bangladesh, said a press release.

With the launch of its Business Payment Solution Provider (BPSP) solution, small businesses can accept Visa card payments and with the Smart Farmers Card, it has empowered key grassroots communities.

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 - Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan, Visa, said, “I am excited to join Visa, a brand at the forefront of digital payments globally and in Bangladesh. In my new role, I look forward to playing a significant role in realising the vision of Cashless Bangladesh set out by the government.”

Sandeep Ghosh, group country manager, Visa India and South Asia said, “We are delighted to welcome Sabbir Ahmed as our country manager for Bangladesh, Nepal 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 Bangladesh and other South Asian markets of Nepal and Bhutan. He and the local 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.

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