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Hemlata Narasimhan


Head of Merchants and Acquisition for Europe

United Kingdom



Hemlata leads the growth, strategic development, and account management for some of Visa’s largest acquiring and merchant relationships across Europe. She focuses on bringing together the technical, commercial, and strategic aspects of payments and Visa solutions to drive growth and innovation for clients. Prior to joining Visa, Hemlata spent six years at American Express across the UK and the US.

In this time, she managed a portfolio of large B2B clients in the US as well as worked across the co-brand issuing and strategy parts of the business. Her previous experience includes strategic consulting at the Boston Consulting Group in the US and Australia where she led sales/commercial engagements across key clients in healthcare and services sectors.