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Suzan Kereere
Suzan Kereere is Senior VP and General Manager, American Express.  In this role, she is responsible for managing relationships and strategy with merchants that have a national footprint in the U.S.  These merchants operate in such sectors as travel, retail, restaurant, lodging, entertainment, every day spend, and B2B.  Suzan and her team are tasked with finding innovative solutions to improve the merchant experience and drive growth.  The team is focused on expanding into new verticals, accessing new consumers through enhanced value propositions and leading digital innovation with key merchants.

Suzan Kereere is an innovative business leader with over 20 years of experience in managing profit and loss, leading global customer-facing teams, and leading her teams to success. Previously, Suzan led the Global Network Business as Senior Vice President and was critical in leading the way for American Express to become the payment network for commerce for Issuers and Acquirers.  With a team of over 500 employees in 21 markets, she was responsible for monetizing network assets and developing emerging technologies.  In this capacity, she was responsible for profit and loss ownership, achieving competitive parity, driving digital payments innovation and leveraging partnerships to create new business models. She also led the American Express decision to launch EMV in the U.S., keeping pace with the competition and creating a foundation for future innovation.  She was also the driving force behind several digital pilot launches including ISIS and contactless in transit.

Suzan holds board seats on multiple organizations in both a professional and personal capacity.  She is a board member of the National Retail Federation Foundation as well as the United States Travel Association.  She also serves on the board of the NY chapter of the Red Cross, Zawadi Africa Education Fund, and Dataposit - a new technology start up in Africa. She co-led the American Express European Diversity Council and Women’s Interest Networks and devotes much of her personal time to causes which further the education and advancement of women from developing countries.

She holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University, Massachusetts and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.