Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Vasant Prabhu

Chief Financial Officer, Visa Inc.


Vasant Prabhu joined Visa in February 2015 as chief financial officer. Prior to Visa, he was CFO for NBCUniversal, where he oversaw financial planning and operations and played a key role in strategic business initiatives. Vasant also managed the operations and technical services division, which included NBCUniversal's technical operations, physical plant, corporate services and IT functions. Prior to NBCUniversal, Vasant was vice chairman and CFO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., from 2004 to 2014; and EVP, CFO and president, e-commerce, for Safeway, Inc., from 2000 to 2004. He was president of the Information and Media Group, The McGraw-Hill Companies, where he led a $1 billion division comprising Business Week, broadcast television stations and business information services. From 1992 to 1998, Vasant held senior positions at PepsiCo, including SVP of finance and CFO, PepsiCola International. Vasant started his career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, becoming a partner serving media and consumer companies.

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