Oded Salomy

General Manager, Visa

Oded Salomy is Visa’s General Manager for Israel.  He leads a team that looks after Visa’s business partners in Israel, including issuers and acquirers of Visa cards, retailers, regulators, early stage technology companies and other members of the Israel tech ecosystem. His role is to bridge between stakeholders in Israel with Visa Business Units, to maintain leadership locally and to introduce new services to make Visa more efficient and productive for its client and technology stakeholders. Oded is critical to implementing Visa’s strategy of replacing cash and checks with Visa payment cards in Israel, along with maintaining client satisfaction and pursing innovation and growth opportunities. In addition, Oded’s team leads engagement with international banks and stakeholders that visit Israel for innovation exploration and potential technology partnership with Visa. Mr. Salomy is an executive with a strong history of business development and relationship management across a wide range of services and products. He has worked both in the U.S. and in Israel, and has been with Visa since 2010. Prior to joining Visa, Oded spent eight years with high technology companies, including a startup that he founded, providing mobile payment solutions and multiple other services in taxicabs. Having been raised in the U.S.A., Oded obtained his BA with honors from Harvard University. Oded is President Emeritus of the Harvard Club of Israel, an alumni association with over 1,000 graduates.  In addition, Oded obtained his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Editor of The Law Review. Oded is married to Keren and is the father of three children. He is fluent in Hebrew and English.