Vira Platonova is a Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager for Visa CISSEE. Platonova oversees all Visa operations in seventeen markets across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Southeast Europe.
Vira Platonova is a highly experienced executive in the payment systems and retail banking sectors. Her seventeen-year career includes strategy development and implementation, business development and operational management. Prior to Visa, Vira was the General Manager for Masterсard’s representative office in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Central Asia.
Previously Vira Platonova held senior positions in the Credit Europe Bank, being responsible for the organizations of bank’s processing center and development of credit card business as a whole, and in the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine, working in the payment systems and retail business department.
Vira graduated with honors from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University with a Master's degree in international economic relations, specializing on international fiscal and credit relations. Afterwards she received a PhD in economics, having defended a thesis on “Management of international payment systems in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe”.