Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
Al Kelly joined Visa in October, 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. He was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2019, and became Executive Chairman in February 2023. Prior to joining Visa, he was CEO of Intersection after serving as the Chair of Pope Francis’ visit to NYC. From 2011 to 2014 he was CEO of the 2014 Super Bowl Host Company. Al spent 23 years at American Express including as President from July 2007 to April 2010.
He was the head of information systems at the White House from 1985 to 1987 and held various positions at PepsiCo Inc. Kelly currently serves on the Business Roundtable (BRT), Catalyst, and several entities in the Archdiocese of NY and is a guardian for the council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican. He is Chairman of the Payments Leadership Council and the BRT Technology Committee, Chairman of the Board of Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, and a Trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Boston College.
In 2015, Kelly was named a Knight in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, by Pope Francis. Kelly holds a BA and MBA from Iona College. He is a second-generation Irish American with roots in Cork.