Visa Announces Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa as Country Manager for Thailand




Visa, a world leader in digital payments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa as its new Country Manager for Thailand.

Punnamas has a wealth of experience in the payments industry, helming several leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer for Next Capital and Ascend Money, a Southeast Asia regional fintech unicorn. He also served as the Founding President for Thai E-Payment Association (TePA), where he represented licensed e-payment providers to collaborate closely with regulators to launch its national QR payment system.

Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa, Visa Country Manager for Thailand, said: “Visa is one of the most dynamic and forward-looking companies in the world that is experiencing a significant shift in our lifetime in terms of digital payments transformation. I’m extremely excited to take up this role to lead Visa in Thailand, where we’re focused on driving a cashless society and working with various partners to capitalize on the digital payments opportunity. Enriched with data and powered with our capabilities, Visa is well-positioned to expand the digital payments ecosystem to ensure that consumers and businesses can pay and be paid seamlessly and efficiently. I look forward to working with our clients, fintechs, regulators and the Visa team to make our mission and goals a reality.”

Serene Gay, Visa’s Group Country Manager for Regional Southeast Asia, said: “Visa is delighted to announce the appointment of Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa (Khun Ake) as our new Country Manager for Thailand. As a company, we are committed to uplifting everyone, everywhere, and believe that Punnamas will play a pivotal role in achieving this vision for the country. His wealth of industry experience, coupled with his dynamic leadership style, will steer our Thai team towards new heights. We are excited for this new chapter and look forward to seeing the innovative ways in which Punnamas and his team will serve our clients, ensuring that Visa remains the best way to pay and be paid."

Punnamas obtained an Executive MBA from Sasin School of Management at Chulalongkorn University and graduated with a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering from the University of Washington, USA.


About Visa

Visa (NYSE: V) is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere and see access as foundational to the future of money movement. Learn more at