Maribel R. Diz is the Head of People for Latin America and the Caribbean Region at Visa. She is responsible for developing and
executing people strategies in support of the overall business plan and direction in the region. She is also a strategic business advisor to the Visa Latin America and Caribbean leadership team regarding talent needs and plans for the region, including Miami, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Until March of this year, Maribel was the global People Champion serving as the Chief People Officer’s advisor, enabling her to work closely with the global People community in meeting the strategic priorities of the function.
Maribel has more than 25 years of experience with Visa, and has a proven track record of working very closely across functions and geographies, providing leadership and driving change in the organization, while also promoting the Visa culture and leadership principles with diversity and inclusion across the region. She specializes in transformatinal work focusing on creating high performing leadership teams. Maribel has a Doctorate degree in Business Administration with distinction and a Masters of
Science in Human Resources Management from Florida International University and an undergraduate degree in Business from Nova Southeastern University. She sits on the Center of International Business Education and Research, and Masters in Human Resources advisory boards at FIU, and is an active contributor at local networking organizations. She is a role model for HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Student’s Performance and Achievement) speaking to high school students inspiring them to stay in school and follow their dreams. She is a published author and accomplished speaker on all things leadership and gender inclusion, and is also specialized in the different workplace generations.