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Mr. Rupert G. Keeley

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (408) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Local Address:  Luxembourg
PayPal Inc
2211 North 1st Street
San Jose , California 95131
United States

Company Description: PayPal, Inc enables any business or consumer with e-mail to send and receive online payments securely, conveniently and cost effectively. The Company's network...   more

Employment History

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  • B.Sc. , management sciences
    University of Manchester , England
  • MBA
    City University Business School
  • B.Sc. , Management Sciences
    University of Manchester
  • bachelor's degree , management sciences
    University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
  • M.B.A. , marketing
    City University Business School
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HAVEN AFRICA, 21 Dec 2015 [cached]
The rapid adoption of mobile technology and the growth of online shopping by an emerging middle class makes Africa a fertile region for expansion, according to Rupert Keeley, general manager for PayPal's business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"As people rise up the economic ladder, embrace mobile telephony, embrace the internet, and move from surfing and information sharing to buying online, and selling online, that really plays to PayPal's sweet spot," Keeley says.
"Many people in Africa are used to mobile phones, using the internet, but often buying things online and importing things, whether it's digital goods or physical goods, is a real challenge," Keeley says.
"There is enormous pent-up demand, really, from people in Africa as wealth increases, the size of the middle class increases in a number of countries. People want to buy goods and services overseas, as well as in other markets within the continent, and they want to get access to that. But actually, practically in one of the 43 markets that we serve in Africa, it's quite difficult to buy goods and services."
The speed with which first mobile phones, and then mobile payments took off shows Africa's capacity for leapfrogging older technology and business models as it develops, and the same could well be true of the banking sector, according to Keeley.
"What's exciting for us is that we're seeing economic growth and development across the continent and seeing many people getting a global mindset," he says.
Business & Economy, 18 July 2014 [cached]
Rupert Keeley, the executive in charge of Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) of PayPal, the payment unit of eBay Inc, said in an interview yesterday that the expansion would bring the number of countries it serves to 203.
Starting today, consumers in Nigeria, which has 60 million users and has Africa's largest population, along with nine other markets in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America will be able to make payments through PayPal, Reuters reported yesterday.
"PayPal has been going through a period of reinvention, refreshing many of its services to make them easier to use on mobile (phones), allowing us to expand into fast-developing markets," Keeley said.
"We think we can give our sellers selling into this market a great deal of reassurance," said Keeley, a former regional banking executive with Standard Chartered Plc and senior executive with payment card company Visa Inc.
PayPal does not yet cover peer-to-peer transactions, which allow consumers to send money to other consumers. It has not yet enabled local merchants in the new markets to receive payments, nor is it offering other forms of banking services, he said. - Western Union Locations, Send Money, Transfer Money at, 3 Nov 2008 [cached]
... online savings bank, Rupert Keeley, president of Visa Asia Pacific and Wester nUnion Europe Western Union ... While North America remains depressed and we've seen softening Western nUnion Europe in Western Europe and Japan ...
Visa Southeast Asia | People, 9 Jan 2006 [cached]
Rupert G. Keeley
Rupert G. Keeley
Rupert Keeley was appointed President and CEO of Visa International,s Asia Pacific Region on 1 May 2000.He is responsible for Visa,s business across more than 40 countries stretching from Japan to New Zealand and the subcontinent.Since his appointment, spend on Visa cards at the point of sale and the number of Visa cards issued have both more than doubled.Visa,s market share against all other international card brands in Asia during this period has reached 62 percent.
Visa has established a clear position in the last four years as the industry leader in the application of new payment technologies across the region.Visa is the preferred method of online payment accounting for around 70 percent of the region,s transactions among global payment brands.
Prior to his current position, Keeley served as Executive Vice President, Finance, Administration and Marketing for Visa International based at Visa,s global headquarters in Foster City, California.
Before joining Visa in February 1999, Keeley held a number of senior management positions with Standard Chartered plc, including Group Head of Marketing and Planning for the bank,s global consumer businesses, Chief Executive of Bahrain and Gulf Head of Consumer Banking.Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he worked for Girobank plc in London.
Living in Singapore for the second time in his career, Keeley was appointed to the board of directors of Singapore,s Infocomm Development Authority in December 2001.He is also a member of the International Advisory Council for Tourism, which advises the Singapore Tourism Board on strategic issues in the tourism industry.
Keeley holds an MBA from the City University Business School in London and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester (UMIST), England.
Management Team | Visa Investor Relations | Visa Inc., 6 Jan 2010 [cached]
Rupert Keeley Group President, Asia Pacific and CEMEA Regions
Rupert Keeley Group President, Asia Pacific and CEMEA Regions
Rupert Keeley is the Group President of the Asia Pacific and CEMEA regions for Visa Inc., with responsibility for global sales and client service functions across these regions. Rupert is also responsible for Visa's global processing business and Visa Inc's relationship with Visa Europe.
Previously, he was the Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development from September 2008 to July 2009, setting Visa Inc.'s global corporate strategy and leading strategic merger and acquisiti... 
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