Mark Antipof is the Managing Director of Growth and Emerging Markets, looking after Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey. His role is to extend Visa Europe HQ’s support to the local offices and to Members, to maintain leadership in these countries and to introduce new services to make Visa Europe more efficient to its Members.
Mark is critical in implementing Visa Europe’s strategy of replacing cash and cheques with Visa payment cards across growth and emerging markets, along with maintaining Member satisfaction, innovation and partnership for growth opportunities.
Mark is a senior executive with a strong history of relationship management and business development across a wide range of services and IT products in the payment industry. He has worked both in the US and in Europe.
Prior to joining Visa Europe, Mark was a Business Unit Director for Burgundy Global Ltd, a services and IT solutions company for the travel industry. Here he had the responsibility of developing and managing large intermediary sales channels, maintaining and growing global sales to multinational corporates and the creation of the main network concept and initial sales plans for the overall business.
Mark has been based in a number of different markets, including Italy, where he worked for Applied Communications, a leader in payment card services, EFT and banking systems and software; and in France, where he worked for Equifax Europe, a leader in consumer and commercial credit reporting and data analytics.
He is fluent in five languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Arabic.