FERNANDO DE MATOS

FERNANDO DE MATOS

HEAD OF SPONSORSHIPS, VISA AP REGION

As Visa’s AP Head of Sponsorship Marketing since 2012, Fernando de Matos oversees the activation of Visa’s global sponsorships of the Olympic Games and FIFA in the region, among other local sponsorships. Ten Olympic Games and three FIFA World Cups later, Fernando remains passionate about driving Visa’s business with these exciting platforms.

Fernando joined Visa in 1998, working for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Since then, he has held several Marketing roles in London and Dubai. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Fernando now lives in Singapore with his wife and daughter, where he moved to in 2004. He holds a BSc in Business and Management from Instituto Superior de Gestao in Lisbon and a Masters in International Marketing from Strathclyde University in Glasgow.