Boyden’s Leadership Series Features Visa’s Bill Ingham

Visa’s VP of Global HR highlights the challenges of global competition, the battle against cash and the four keys to winning leadership

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released a new issue of its Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Bill Ingham, Vice President, Global Human Resources of Visa.

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In the interview, Ingham discusses Visa as both a financial services and a technology company, global competition and the battle against cash, memorable M&A experiences, how he hires, and the challenge of becoming an authentic leader.

“Bill is a great practitioner and visionary in human resources operations and strategy,” said Daniel Grassi, Managing Partner of Boyden Atlanta. “He has a keen understanding of corporate issues and how HR plays a strategic role in shaping business decisions. Significant factors in Bill’s success are the types of companies and the diversity of sectors he’s served over the years, where he is able to draw on his deep expertise.”

In his current role, Ingham sets the people and talent strategy to drive business for a number of Visa's strategic functions for employees worldwide. He sits on the executive leadership teams and partners in the management of the Visa brand, communication and sponsorship assets, global strategy and government relations, and legal and compliance functions.

Prior to Visa, Ingham led international HR for the Banana Republic brand at Gap Inc. Before joining Gap, he spent eight years with the Clorox Company, where he led people and talent strategies for a multibillion-dollar global business unit. Earlier in his career, Ingham was with PeopleSoft, where he built the strategy for the company's Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing (HRBPO) division in addition to leading a global staffing team that hired as many as 4,000 people per year. He started his career at Oracle as the company’s first compensation analyst.

As a co-author of The Rise of HR, which has been distributed to over two million HR professionals, Ingham is a frequent speaker at business and talent conferences. He is also active in diversity and inclusion efforts, particularly those dedicated to gender equality. Ingham attended the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in Ontario, Canada and Evangel University in Springfield, MO, and holds degrees in communications and psychology.

The full interview with Bill Ingham, along with a sidebar with Boyden’s Daniel Grassi on the essential elements of a great HR executive, are available at

Previous editions of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Warren Harris, CEO of Tata Technologies; Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League (NFL); Mark Devadason, Global Head of Sustainability of Standard Chartered Bank; Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer of Thomas Cook Group; Joanne Horibe, Chief Compliance Officer of Magna International; Chris Clark, Group Executive, Asia-Pacific at Visa; Noor Menai, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; Sandy Gould, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development of Yahoo; António Mexia, CEO of EDP-Energias de Portugal; Harald Norvik, a Director of ConocoPhillips and former CEO of Statoil; Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc.; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series
Boyden’s Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

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