Visa's European director of mobile moving to Apple

Mary Carol Harris, director of mobile at Visa Europe, will help drive forward Apple’s expansion into Europe’s mobile payments sector, it has been revealed.

With 14 years’ experience in the digital payments and mobile payment sector, Harris is an industry force to be reckoned with. Having previously headed up NFC at Telefonica, she switched to Visa in 2008, initially as a senior manager in the mobile payments unit before progressing to the joint role of vice president and head of strategic alliances and projects in mobile, contactless and innovation.

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Because Apple Pay is clearly not just going to stay stateside.