The Middle East’s

7. Visa

Established: 1958
Global Headquarters: U.S.
Regional Headquarters: U.A.E.
Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager—North Africa, Levant and Pakistan: Leila Serhan
Senior Vice President and Group Country Manager—GCC: Saeeda Jaffar

Globally, Visa has recorded an 89% reduction in scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2018, and it aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2040. In April 2023, Visa launched its eco benefits solution in the U.A.E. in collaboration with Berlin-based Fintech ecolytiq and its sustainability-as-a-service solution. The program will enable cardholders to understand the impact of their spending on the environment and allow them to add sustainability-focused solutions. In May 2023, the Visa Foundation granted $250,000 to Emirates Nature-WWF to support environmental conservation in the U.A.E. and implement science-based projects that support local nature.