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Lisa Nyman
Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at Visa


Lisa Nyman is the Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) for Visa. Based in Dubai, UAE, Lisa leads the business development with key strategic partners, primarily the global tech giants, as well as regional players within the eCommerce and ridesharing space across the more than 90 CEMEA markets. 

Prior to joining Visa in 2017, Lisa was with Ericsson, where she worked for the past nine years.  She originally joined Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden as a participant of Ericsson’s Global Leadership Program to undertake the role as Strategic Project Manager before moving on to become Business Development Manager in Taiwan and Costa Rica. Her most recent role was as Head of Strategy & Business Innovation for Middle East and North East Africa, responsible for the strategy development and execution, partnerships and customer lead innovation. The extensive ICT experience is complemented with leadership roles in banking and strategy consulting.

Lisa brings strong global emerging market experiences in business development, digital transformation and innovation thought leadership with government, MNO’s and strategic partners. Coupled with strong governance to further evolve Visa’s partner ecosystem and the regional FinTech scene.

Lisa has a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management from the Stockholm School of Economics; plus, a Master of Science in Computer and System Sciences from the University of Stockholm.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Driving innovation and strong business outcomes through harnessing the creativity of the start-up community