Shirley Yu, Group Country Manager, Visa Greater China

Shirley Yu is the Group Country Manager for Visa Greater China. In this role, she is responsible for directing the company's strategy and business operations with a focus on sustainability as a catalyst for business growth in the Greater China region.

Shirley joined Visa from IBM where she was most recently General Manager of the Korean business. Prior to her role in Korea, she managed multiple senior roles across Asia Pacific, including 15 years with IBM Greater China. She has a strong background in enterprise consulting and large-scale services roles.

With more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles, Shirley's diverse experience in major markets in Asia makes her uniquely suited to lead Visa's long-term growth in China and help fulfil Visa's mission to bring digital payments to everyone, everywhere. She brings a deep understanding of the partnership ecosystem relevant to China and has well developed relationships with clients in the financial services sector.

During her career, she has also built a reputation for operational excellence and innovative strategic thinking. She was named as one of the Top 10 Women Professional Management Leaders in China in 2004, and the Person of the Year for IT Services in China in 2005.

Shirley graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Computer Science.