Ade Ashaye is the EVP of the Network Association and will be fully focused on the Network’s expansion in the coming years. Ade was most recently a Country Manager for Visa West Africa, where he was responsible for managing Visa’s relationships with key industry stakeholders (including banks, governments, etc.) in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and Liberia. He was responsible for the launch of the first Visa credit cards in Nigeria, and their stellar growth rate in the country following his strategic restructuring of Visa’s business model. Ade also helped introduce the first Visa cards in Sierra Leone and Liberia.