Andrew Torre, Visa Regional President for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa has been reappointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.
It is a private sector council which advises the President of the United States, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening U.S.-Africa commercial engagement. Torre was first appointed to the council in September 2016.
In the previous term, Visa led initiatives to promote greater U.S.-Africa economic integration in the technology and financial services sectors. During the July 2018 PAC-DBIA fact-finding mission to the continent, Visa and the Government of Cote D’Ivoire signed an agreement to partner on digitizing key sectors of the economy, including agricultural supply chains and government disbursements, as well as initiatives to expand financial inclusion and education. This partnership underscores Visa’s dedication to partner with African governments to deliver solutions that meet unique economic development needs.
Andrew Torre, had this to say, “I have had the great privilege to work in Africa for many years and know it to be a diverse, energetic, and dynamic continent. We believe that the fintech sector, coupled with African dynamism and entrepreneurship, will play a critical role in bringing sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and that companies like Visa can help increase the bonds of economic cooperation between the United States and African nations.