Visa promotes general counsel to new CLO post

Jan 19, 2021
Kelly Mahon Tullier joined company in 2014 as general counsel and corporate secretary

Visa has promoted general counsel Kelly Mahon Tullier to the newly created post of executive vice president, chief legal and administrative officer.

Tullier continues to report to Visa chair and CEO Al Kelly. Julie Rottenberg, who was previously deputy general counsel and chief counsel for North America, has been subsequently promoted to succeed Tullier as general counsel and senior vice president. Rottenberg reports to Tullier and becomes a member of Visa’s executive committee.

In her new role, Tullier continues to oversee the company’s legal and compliance functions and also takes responsibility for managing the global communications and corporate services teams. The latter includes corporate real estate, aviation, security and global events.

Tullier joined Visa in June 2014 as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. She previously worked at PepsiCo as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. She has also been senior vice president and general counsel for PepsiCo’s Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa division. Before that, she was vice president and general counsel for Frito-Lay and earlier in her career was an associate at Baker Botts.

Rottenberg joined Visa’s litigation team 13 years ago.

‘In the nearly seven years Kelly has led Visa’s legal and compliance team, she has proven her ability to build and sustain a consistently high-functioning organization,’ Al Kelly says in a statement. ‘With this newly expanded remit, [she] will play an even more valuable role in advancing our business and representing our company externally with our range of stakeholders.

‘Throughout her Visa tenure, Julie has provided excellent legal leadership to a wide range of issues that affect our business globally. [Her] combination of sound counsel and strong business acumen is a huge asset.’

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