Alfonso Villanueva
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Alfonso Villanueva SVP, Global Corporate Strategy and Venture

As Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Strategy and Venture, Alfonso Villanueva oversees PayPal’s strategic roadmap and planning, as well as the company’s corporate development teams. In this role, he also leads PayPal Ventures, which invests in promising financial technology, commerce and infrastructure startups and provides them with access to the resources, relationships and deep industry expertise needed to scale reach and impact.

Alfonso brings decades of international experience leading strategy to PayPal’s Senior Leadership Team. Prior to joining PayPal in 2015, Alfonso spent more than 15 years with McKinsey & Company, where he served as a Senior Partner, and the Managing Partner for the firm’s High Tech, Media and Telecom practices in Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, he was the Chief Innovation Officer at SingTel where he was responsible for strategy, investments and partnerships in the digital space, as well as all areas related to growth and innovation. In this role, he launched the SingTel Groups Digital Division, working directly with the CEO to shape strategy, operations and management, and lead the overall implementation of its transformation plan.

He has been a member of Europ Assistance’s board of directors since 2017, where he chairs the audit committee.

Alfonso earned his MBA with distinction from London Business School.