Ellen Richey joined Visa in 2007 and serves as vice chairman and chief risk officer. She leads risk management, including enterprise risk, settlement risk, and risks to the integrity of the payments ecosystem. She coordinates the company's strategic policy initiatives, leads the operational resilience function, and is a member of Visa's Executive Committee. Before assuming her current role, Richey concurrently served as chief legal officer and chief enterprise risk officer.
Richey received The Most Influential Women Award from the San Francisco Business Times and the Distinguished Payments Professional Award from Women in Payments. Richey received a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford University, and served as a clerk for Associate Justice Powell of the U.S. Supreme Court.