John Chaplin

John brings unrivalled thought leadership on the future of card payments, card schemes and networks and a wealth of respected executive relationships developed over the past 20 years and updated perspectives of regulatory issues.


John contributes to the development of the advisory business, serves on the board of several companies including InterSwitch, the largest switch in Africa and has author of many articles and papers on innovation in payments.


Formerly CIO, Executive VP of Processing Services and Strategy for Visa Europe, he has also worked as a Senior Advisor at First Data, where he developed the SEPA strategy, led several M&A transactions and built a global network business. Advisor to the European Commission and to many central banks in mature and developing economies, John also published the Global Payments Innovation Jury and acts as President at Ixaris Systems, a provider of innovative virtual and prepaid applications.


Born in England, living in London, he now spends several months a year in France with his family and has happily picked up a distinct preference for cheese and wine.


  • First Data Corporation
  • Glasshouse Partnership
  • Visa


  • Card Schemes
  • Prepaid Solutions
  • Payment Networks