2021 Fintech Innovation Challenge Judge

Otto Williams

Senior Vice President, Head of Partnerships, Innovation and Digital Solutions for Visa Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Otto Williams is Senior Vice President, Head of Partnerships, Innovation and Digital Solutions for Visa Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

His focus is on driving payment platforms expansion with regional and global partners, overseeing new solutions development and establishing Visa as the Fintech partner of choice in the CEMEA region.

Otto has also led Visa’s partnerships with multi-national eCommerce brands, device providers, and technology platforms that include Samsung, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Pinterest, eBay, Fitbit, Garmin, among others. Otto and his team have launched global programs including Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Fitbit Pay and Microsoft Wallet with Visa Tokenization, Visa Ready Partner Program and Visa Checkout Open Platform.

Prior to Visa, Otto served as a software engineer, and as an investment banking associate at Cowen and Company where he covered technology, internet, and media companies. Otto holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley