Wayne Best, Senior Vice President/Chief Economist
Wayne Best leads Visa’s Business and Economic Insight team. As chief economist, he keeps close watch on emerging opportunities in the trillion-dollar payments industry. An active participant in the World Economic Forum’s Future of Consumption community, he identifies economic trends shaping the future. Best’s presentations and reports explain the impact of these trends to company and client executives, as well as government leaders around the globe. Before joining Visa in 1990, Best worked as a consultant performing cost benefit analyses for the power industry. In addition to an MBA, Best holds a degree in nuclear engineering and has participated in the Stanford University and Kellogg School of Management executive programs.