Ramón Martín is the Global Head of Merchant Sales at Visa Inc. where he is responsible for leading Visa’s global merchant and acquirer strategy, developing merchant-focused products and solutions that provide tangible value, create operational efficiencies and assist merchants in meeting their business goals in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe.
Mr. Martín is a global executive, with more than 30 years of professional experience in Financial Services, Travel, Logistics, Strategic Consulting and Manufacturing industries. Extensive international and multi-cultural business background, with diverse general management experience, leading global multi-divisional, multi-product businesses serving millions of customers. Managed both consumer and B2B products, and has driven major digital transformation for global brands.
Prior to his role at Visa, he spent 16 years in various positions at the American Express Company, including his most recent role as President of Merchant Services, Americas, and previously Executive Vice President World Service where he led a team of over 20,000 employees delivering award winning service globally. Before American Express, Martín held global leadership positions with DHL International and the consulting firm Alexander Proudfoot.
Mr. Martín is a member of the board of the Institute for Gender Specific Medicine and a former member of the Board of Directors for the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, representing retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries.
He received an Industrial Engineering Degree at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA at Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, Spain.