George is the Alipay Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. His primary focus is to build merchant acceptance of Alipay so that Chinese customers can use a familiar payment method when they travel to these countries.
Prior to joining Alipay he spent 4 years at Visa as Head of Emerging Products and Innovation. In this role he articulated Visa’s innovation strategy and worked with banks to deliver these capabilities to market. In particular he deployed bank mobile payment applications, as well as third party mobile payment applications such as Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. He also launched Visa’s Developer platform in market. This platform opens Visa’s services via APIs by making these APIs more accessible for existing and new partners.
Before Visa George worked at Westpac where he was Head of Merchant Acquiring and Head of Strategy for Product and Operations.