Hector Rodriguez

Regional Risk Officer, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) Visa Inc.

Hector Rodriguez is the Regional Risk Officer for the CEMEA region based in Dubai, UAE. With over 20 years’ risk management experience in the payments industry, Hector specializes in Credit Settlement Risk, Enterprise Risk Management and Payment System Risk, including Data Security, Brand Protection and Cyber Investigations.  

Hector is also leading the Visa’s Corporate Communication function in the CEMEA region as the interim Head of the function.

Since joining Visa in 2003, Hector has held several senior leadership positions with Visa’s Risk team. Most recently, he was Head of Global Risk Strategy and Analytics, leading a team responsible for setting and driving Visa’s payment system risk and CNP strategies, strategic analytics, Risk’s government engagement, as well as reporting and communications.  Before that, as Head of Global Third Party Risk, Hector was responsible for evaluating third parties’ compliance with Visa risk requirements, focusing on validation of compliance with Payment Card Industry security standards.

Hector holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business and an MBA from United States International University in San Diego, California