Ms. Adama Iwu

Visa Inc., Vice President, Head of North America Government Solutions

Adama is Vice President, Head of North America Government Solutions and manages Visa’s commercial and prepaid government payments business. She has been with Visa since January of 2015 and has held roles in Government Engagement and Emerging Payments Solutions.

Adama joined Visa from Farmers Insurance, where she served as Head of CA Government Affairs and managed their political, legislative, and regulatory agenda. Prior to Farmers, Adama had previous roles with Advance America, California Assn. of Physicians Groups, and the State of California. She began her career as a fellow in the Schwarzenegger administration working on healthcare policy.

In October of 2017, The Los Angeles Times published an open letter – led by Adama and signed by over 140 women – on the pervasive culture of sexual harassment, discrimination, and assault in politics. This resulted in the creation of the We Said Enough Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate bullying, harassment, and assault in the workplace. In December of 2017, Time Magazine recognized Adama as a Silence Breaker and featured her on the cover of their People of the Year edition.

Adama has a BA in Political Science from the University of San Diego and lives in New York City.


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