Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device, for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.
Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) combines nearly 90 emerging markets in one of the most diverse and multicultural regions in the world. The region is also Visa’s fastest-growing region. It has a unique story and is a blend of history, innovation and opportunity. By 2020, this region will account for more than 25% of the global population. Just think about that: one in four of the world’s citizens will live in this region. The region’s markets are evolving in different ways, at different speeds, with contrasting political, economic, social and technological challenges.