CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Vasant Prabhu, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
In his role, he overseas Visa Inc.’s financial strategies, planning and reporting, in addition to all finance operations and investor relations.
Prabhu joined Visa from NBCUniversal Media, LLC, where he served as chief financial officer, overseeing the company’s finance function as well as the operations and technical services division, which includes its technical operations, physical plant, corporate services and information technology functions. Mr. Prabhu reports directly to Visa CEO Scharf, and be responsible for Visa Inc.’s financial strategies, planning and reporting, in addition to all finance operations and investor relations.
Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2014, Prabhu served as the chief financial officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since 2004. In 2010, Prabhu also was named vice chairman of Starwood. At Starwood, he was responsible for all financial functions, information technology and a range of corporate functions. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Safeway Inc., and held senior leadership roles at The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc. and Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Prabhu is currently a member of the board of directors of Mattel, Inc.