Rizwan Jiwan

Rizwan Jiwan

Director of Technology and Business Analytics
Mr. Rizwan Jiwan, also known as Riz, leads the Technology and Business Analytics teams at Visa Place. Prior to joining the VisaPlace team, Riz served as the Chief Operating Officer (2013-2016) of a multinational technology company and served as its Vice President of Product Marketing & Operations (2009-2013). He also served as Product Manager of Handheld Software (2008-2009) at Research In Motion (BlackBerry). His responsibilities included acting as Product Manager behind the BlackBerry OS, which encompasses the base system as well as many of the core apps (Contacts, Memo, Email, etc.). He was an Intermediate J2EE Software Developer (2005-2006) at Hummingbird Limited (since acquired by OpenText), working on the Hummingbird Core Services offerings.


Riz has participated in various speaking events including student talks at various universities and being a Walrus Talks speaker.


Riz holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Queen’s University.

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