Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Visa, Inc.
Obiamaka P. Madubuko is a Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Visa. She leads Visa’s global ethics and compliance program, driving regulatory compliance and supporting the strong ethical culture at the company. Obi is an experienced trial lawyer with decades of litigation, investigations and compliance experience at major law firms, where she advised clients in a range of industries and disciplines including cybersecurity, data privacy law compliance, anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, and anti-bribery.
Prior to joining Visa, Obiamaka was a litigation partner at two international law firms, Greenberg Traurig LLP (2015-2020) and McDermott Will & Emery (2008-2015) where she represented corporate clients doing business in international markets. Obiamaka has represented clients in federal jury trials, advised multi-national corporations on a host of compliance related matters, and has led teams conducting risk assessments, internal investigations and independent audits. Obiamaka has represented clients in investigations by federal and state agencies and bodies including the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Obiamaka co-founded and led the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Group at McDermott Will & Emery and was a member of the Financial Regulatory & Compliance practice at Greenberg Traurig. Obiamaka has been honored as a Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (2015). A Harvard Law School graduate, Obiamaka also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the Southern District of New York.
In addition, Obiamaka enjoys mentoring law students, lawyers and compliance professionals and devotes her time to support initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion within the legal and compliance profession.