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

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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MasterCard today reported the latest MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence (H2 2014) results for Asia Pacific. Find the press release here. Overall, consumers in Asia Pacific’s emerging markets remain optimistic despite a slight decline in consumer confidence for the region. This 2.9 Index points decrease comes after the region recorded the highest consumer confidence score …
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They can live on their savings for 5 months on average, in the event of loss of all household income TWEET:90% of #APAC consumers strive 2 be rainy day ready; but some struggle 2 save – Latest #MasterCard money mgmnt survey http://mstr.cd/1wN0BlM Singapore, 18 November 2014– Ninety percent of people in the Asia Pacific region are …
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Collaboration aims to meet the needs of the growing Muslim lifestyle segment Tweet this: Heads up 4 Muslim travelers: 1st Global Muslim Travel Index by #MasterCard & @Crescentrating coming in Jan 2015! http://mstr.cd/1rx05FP Kuala Lumpur – October 30, 2014 – MasterCard today signed an agreement with CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on Muslim Travel Market, to co-develop …
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MasterCard and Access Prepaid Worldwide announced the launch of MasterCard Multi-currency Cash Passport, a prepaid card that can be preloaded with up to seven currencies for extra-convenient international travel. For more information please view the full press release.