Jim Allhusen, Country Manager, Visa Canada
Until retirement, Jim led Visa’s business in Canada as the President of Visa Canada Corp. from April, 2011. Jim was with Visa for over twelve years and, prior to Visa, has had extensive experience in consumer financial services in the United States and in Asia Pacific. Until April 2011, Jim Allhusen was CEO and Representative Director for Visa Worldwide (Japan) Co., Ltd. He also led Visa Inc.’s multinational client relationships for Asia Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, managing some of Visa’s largest client relationships. Previously, Jim was Visa’s Asia Pacific Head of Sales, based in Singapore, and from 2005 to 2008, he was Visa’s General Manager for Japan. Mr. Allhusen joined Visa International in 2001 as General Manager for Greater China, opening up their business in mainland China. He also managed Visa’s operations in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mongolia and the Philippines. In addition, Jim has more than 30 years of international management experience in consumer banking, payments and payment processing and information services. Jim is a graduate of Colgate University, where he majored in sociology and anthropology. He and his wife Susan have five grown children and eight grandchildren.