Joseph W. Saunders

Joseph W. Saunders has been chairman and chief executive officer of Visa Inc. since May 2007. Prior to joining Visa, he served as president of card services for Washington Mutual, Inc.

Saunders was president and chief executive officer of Providian from November 2001 and chairman of the board of directors from May 2002, until Washington Mutual’s acquisition of Providian in 2005. Prior to that, Saunders served in senior executive positions at multiple financial institutions including Fleet Credit Card Services and Household Finance Corporation.