Chavi Jafa

Chavi Jafa

Head of Commercial and Money Movement Solutions, Visa Asia Pacific, Visa

Chavi Jafa is the Head of Commercial and Money Movement Solutions for Visa in Asia Pacific. She was appointed in April 2023 and in this role, Chavi is responsible for expanding Visa’s network beyond consumer-to-merchant payments, driving new business opportunities and enabling new ways to move money for clients and partners across the region. This includes business-to-business (B2B), peer-to-peer (P2P) and government payment solutions, including the near real-time P2P network Visa Direct, and the cross-border corporate payment network B2B Connect.

Prior to this, Chavi was the Head of Business Solutions for various regions like Asia Pacific as well as India and South Asia.

Before joining Visa, Chavi worked with Citibank’s Transaction Banking business, managing various cash management and commercial card products for the bank globally. She is a career banker and payments expert, having worked across geographies including New York, India and Singapore.

In addition, Chavi led key relationships across corporate and public sector organisations. She was also part of the founding team that set up IDFC Bank, India’s largest project finance company as the Head of Payments and Strategic Alliances. She led the bank’s innovation businesses including mobile payments and alternate lending data.

Chavi has a Masters from Columbia University, majoring in International Finance and Economics and an MBA. She spends her free time running workshops for graduate students as well as mentoring early stage startups.

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