Wayne Best leads Visa’s Business & Economic Insight team. As chief economist, he keeps close watch on emerging opportunities in the trillion-dollar payments industry. Wayne identifies economic trends shaping the future. Best’s presentations and reports explain the impact of these trends to company and client executives, as well as government leaders around the globe. Before joining Visa in 1990, Best worked as a consultant performing cost benefit analyses for the power industry. In addition to an MBA, Best holds a degree in nuclear engineering.