The ongoing success of Visa, a global payments technology company, is undoubtedly due to the contributions of its premiere C Suite, including Kelly Mahon Tullier, who serves as Vice Chair and Chief People Officer. Previously serving as Visa's General Counsel, Tullier, brings a wealth of experience to her high-profile role, overseeing key areas such as people, corporate services, global communications, government engagement, inclusive impact and sustainability, and transformation.
Tullier is no stranger to the hot seat. In her previous role as Visa’s General Counsel, she played a pivotal role in guiding the payments giant through complex legal, regulatory, and compliance challenges, including the $23 billion acquisition of Visa Europe. Indeed, her strategic leadership and legal acumen have been crucial to Visa's global operations.
Among her numerous responsibilities today, Tullier leads communications, corporate services, and the company's sustainability efforts. Her role also involves creating a conducive and engaging environment for Visa's workforce, ensuring top talent attraction and retention, and enhancing the company's advocacy and external reputation.
In addition, Tullier's position includes oversight of Visa's People division, incorporating human resources, talent acquisition and management, incentives, training and development, people operations, and employee relations. This comprehensive approach aligns with Visa's commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture.
Tullier's professional journey includes previously serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at PepsiCo, where she also held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa division in Dubai. Her legal career began with roles at Baker Botts LLP and as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court.
Apart from her professional achievements, Tullier has a strong track record for remaining actively engaged in various advisory roles such as the Cornell Law School Advisory Council, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Corporate Advisory Committee, and the NWLC board. She has also contributed to organizations like the Tahirih Justice Center and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
With her ongoing C-suite responsibilities, Tullier continues to play a pivotal role in shaping Visa's corporate strategy, fostering a positive work environment, and driving the company's commitment to sustainability and inclusive impact.