Director, Global Financial Inclusion, Visa Inc.
Robert Meloche, Director, Global Financial Inclusion, Visa Inc leads the company’s financial inclusion efforts in the U.S., while working on a variety of global programs supporting underbanked households. A member of the Visa’s global product team, Rob works to design products and programs that can help improve the lives of excluded populations while generating long-term commercial value for the company. Visa believes by deploying its network, technology and partnerships it can help reach the 2 billion people around the world who currently lack access to financial services.
Rob previously served as the acting director of Visa’s financial inclusion program in Sub-Saharan Africa and has also managed a variety of the company’s partnerships with NGOs and civil society organizations, including Women’s World Banking, NetHope, CARE, CFSI and the World Economic Forum.
Rob Joined Visa from the non-profit microfinance field, previously serving as a vice president at Opportunity International. Before Opportunity, Rob held a variety of management positions in both the public affairs and technology sectors.