The FINANCIAL — Visa on February 15 announced the appointment of Dmytro Krepak as Country Manager for Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia. He was previously country manager for Ukraine, and now assumes overall responsibility for a reorganized cluster within Visa’s CIS and South-East European business.
“By joining Georgia and Armenia together with Ukraine under one management structure, each country can benefit from lessons learned in the implementation of new payments technology and advantage from quicker decisions from one leadership team,” said Mandy Lamb Group Country Manager for CIS & South-East Europe. ”Georgia and Ukraine are among the most enthusiastic and successful adopters of technology in the wider region, so we anticipate this will help our financial institution and merchant partners in all three countries accelerate away from cash into more reliable, secure and innovative forms of payment.”
Krepak will be responsible for overall strategy in Ukraine, Georgia, and Armenia, including business development, resource optimization and building long-term relationships with clients, regulators and other key stakeholders to drive the adoption of cashless payments in all three countries, according to Visa.
He will continue to be based in the regional headquarters in Kiev and travel extensively to Georgia and Armenia. Visa has strong in-market teams based in Kiev and Tbilisi which will continue to run day-to-day operations in all three countries.
Dmytro Krepak has more than 15 years international experience in banking and financial institutions in the United States of America, Russia and Ukraine. He joined Visa from Kredobank, Lvov (PKO Bank Polski Group) where he was the Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the Management Board for more than three years. Prior to that Dmytro spent six years’ leading the retail business, strategy and projects at First Ukrainian International Bank and Raiffaisen Bank Aval.