Iain JamiesonCountry Manager
Visa International (Asia-Pacific) Korea
Iain Jamieson has been with Visa for 22 years and brings with him a wide range of experience and expertise from many areas of Visa's business. Before being appointed as Visa Country Manager for Korea and Mongolia in January 2014, Jamieson served as the country manager of the Philippines and Guam since 2010. Prior to this appointment, Jamieson served as the head of Visa’s cross-border business in the Asia Pacific region, responsible for driving international spending on Visa cards. In 2004, he was Visa’s country manager for New Zealand. During his five years in this role, Jamieson significantly expanded Visa’s range of payment options from the standard Credit products to Visa Debit and Visa Prepaid. He also oversaw the establishment of a representative office in Auckland in 2005.
Jamieson was based in Dubai and Saudi Arabia from 1997 to 2004 holding a number of senior management positions with Visa. During his two-year term as general manager in Saudi Arabia, he worked closely with local client banks and was able to grow Visa’s business by more than 70 percent. In 2003, he headed business development across six Gulf countries. Jamieson also led the team responsible for Visa eCommerce and Smart Card initiatives in the Gulf, which resulted in the first smart card launches in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and the successful implementation across the Gulf of Visa’s online security program – Verified by Visa.
Before moving to Dubai in 1997, Jamieson was based in London, managing Visa's System Support, Certification and Implementation groups for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. He began his career in the payment cards division of a major UK retail bank. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Management Science from the University of Leicester and has also played rugby at the highest levels, initially representing England in his youth and then as a semi-professional player until 1997.