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Rafael Marquez

Rafael Marquez, President, International Card Services
Colleague Since'99

Rafael Marquez is President of International Card Services. In this position Rafa is primarily responsible for driving financial results and unlocking growth strategies for the company’s international issuing activities.

Rafa joined American Express Mexico in February 1999 and has served in multiple positions in the organization, among them VP for Small Business Services International, VP of Acquisition, Strategic Partnerships and Small Businesses for the Mexican market, Country Manager of Spain and SVP of Proprietary Consumer Services, Western Europe. He then became Senior Vice President, UK Country Manager, as part of the OneEurope organization and he was then appointed as EVP of Consumer Europe, Joint Ventures EMEA, and ICS Member Engagement. Most recently, Rafa served as the President of International Consumer Services and Global Loyalty Coalition.

Before joining American Express, he worked for ScotiaBank and BBVA Bancomer in Mexico.

Born in Seville, Spain, he and his wife Cecilia live with their four children in London. He holds a BE Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad Panamericana and an Executive MBA from IPADE.