Georgette Tan
Georgette Tan

Georgette Tan

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Georgette Tan is Group Head, Communications for the Asia/Pacific region at MasterCard. In this role, she is responsible for external and internal communications and corporate social responsibility throughout this region. Ms. Tan has worked to establish MasterCard as a thought leader by leading the development and promotion of MasterCard’s suite of research properties which serve as a benchmark for a myriad of economic, industry and consumer trends. In 2005, she helped launch an index that specifically measures women’s socio-economic advancement in the region.

Ms. Tan joined MasterCard in 2000. Over the years, she has driven numerous education and development programs to help empower women and children across the region. She was instrumental in launching MasterCard Purchase with Purpose™, a transactional philanthropy platform that provides MasterCard cardholders the opportunity to make a difference in the community. Prior to joining MasterCard, Ms. Tan worked at CNBC Asia, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board.

Ms. Tan currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Committee for UN Women Singapore where she is co-founder for the award-winning Project Inspire initiative.

Ms. Tan is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. She is based in Singapore.

Email: georgette_tan@mastercard.com
Phone: +65-6390-5871

Recent Posts

People in Thailand most likely to donate to charity followed by consumers in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Indonesia; Kiwis most likely to give significant individual donations; children’s health and education the most important cause in the region TWEET: #APAC’s emerging mkts more likely to give to #charity, while ppl in developed mkts give bigger individual …
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NEWS: #MasterCard announces two new senior leadership appointments  in #AsiaPacific             http://news.mstr.cd/1UgGv2r Singapore, July, 6, 2015 – MasterCard today announced the appointment of Porush Singh as Division President for South Asia while Julienne Loh has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President and Group Head, Core Products, Global Products …
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Matthew Driver, President of Southeast Asia, to become Group Executive, Global Products and Solutions for Asia Pacific; T.V. Seshadri to take on newly created leadership role NEWS: #MasterCard announces re-shuffle of senior leadership team in #AsiaPacific http://news.mstr.cd/1LRG6gR Singapore, 2 July 2015 – MasterCard today announced further changes to its senior leadership team in the region, …
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Reorganizes Region in Recognition of the Strategic Importance of Biggest Markets – India and China NEWS: #MasterCard Announces Co-Presidents for #AsiaPacific http://news.mstr.cd/1JZjrAp Singapore, 18 June 2015 – MasterCard today announced the appointment of two Co-Presidents for the Asia/Pacific region – Ling Hai and Ari Sarker. The reorganization is in recognition of the growing importance of …
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30 girls from The Air Force School in Gurgaon participated in the first Girls4Tech workshop in India to learn more about how STEM (science, technology engineering and math) makes a difference to enhancing the electronics payments process. The hands-on, inquiry-based workshop is part of MasterCard’s signature education program to inspire interest among middle school girls in STEM. With six …
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On March 22, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga addressed the China Development Forum in Beijing. MasterCard released a whitepaper entitled, One Belt, One Road: Forging A New Vision For Shared Economic Growth which offered a view on driving the growth of cross-border trade through Trade System Innovation, Interoperable Innovation, and Open Market Innovation. Read News Brief here.  

MasterCard president and CEO, Ajay Banga, spoke at the China Development Forum 2015 where he addressed the timely topic of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. Read the press release. This is the fifth consecutive year MasterCard global executives have been invited to participate in the China Development Forum with top policymakers and scholars from …
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Following the tech hub launch in NYC late last year, this week marks yet another exciting milestone with the official opening of MasterCard’s India Technology Hub. The space in Pune, together with its Vadodara counterpart, adds to the company’s existing innovation hubs in New York, Dublin, Singapore and St Louis. Read the full press release for …
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Over the last decade, undergraduate education enrolment across the Asia Pacific region has been growing rapidly. Alongside this, more universities in the region have been noted on global rankings, making the education sector very competitive. According to the MasterCard survey on Consumer Purchasing Priorities – Education (H2 2014) released today, close to two-thirds of parents …
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India’s payments industry is on the cusp of a revolution, following the growing global shift towards electronic payments. Despite this, India largely remains a cash-intensive economy – with 86% of transactions still being made in cash. Have you ever wondered how much this cash dependency costs the people of India? According to the findings of …
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