Mark Pettit

Executive Director - New Ventures, Strategic Partners & Fintech, Visa

Mark is a computer scientist with a software engineering background, who has always worked with companies that derive their revenue from technology. Mark’s early career focused on exploiting the internet across financial and telecoms industries, building the first internet trading platform in Europe back in the 90s. After building systems, Mark turned to creating new products and services, going on to found several businesses. Mark has now worked at Visa for the last 10 years, focusing on expanding Visa’s network with new clients, partnerships and investments and is responsible for New Ventures, Strategic Partnerships & Fintech in Europe.

Mark has a master’s in Innovation & Strategy from the University of Oxford and a Computer Science degree from the University of Manchester. He has three daughters, likes to run to unwind, and is a keen, if not particularly accomplished, guitarist.