Jandre Nieuwoudt
Jandre Nieuwoudt

Jandre Nieuwoudt

Communications Specialist

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Jandré Nieuwoudt is Communications Specialist, Internal and Social, Middle East and Africa. Jandré joined the team in October 2013, and is responsible for supporting the execution of MasterCard’s Communications strategy in the areas of Internal and Social communications and managing the MEA newsroom.

Jandré previously handled the MasterCard account at GolinHarris, MasterCard’s PR agency in Dubai, for more than three years. He handled MasterCard’s Middle East and North Africa day-to-day communications activities and helped develop external and internal communications materials, thought-leadership platforms and social media activities.

Recent Posts

Powering the development of digital ecosystems, Masterpass QR Barcelona, Spain: February 28, 2017 – Mastercard has successfully been able to introduce and roll-out Masterpass QR in seven markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). This momentum is part of the company’s commitment to delivering efficient and cost effective payment solutions to Micro, Small and …
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Mastercard & Ecobank MoU

October 22, 2016 13:43 | Industry News

Mobile technology has changed the face of Africa, and by 2020 it is estimated that there will be 700 million mobile phone users on the continent. How can this technology be used to empower millions of citizens? The Ecobank Group is working with Mastercard to introduce Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution, in order to …
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Ecobank takes a step closer to reaching its 100 million customer ambition by partnering with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR across 33 countries Partnership will shift Africa to instant and secure digital payment solution Lagos, Nigeria – October 20, 2016 – The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll-out …
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New Remittance Corridors to Provide Quick, Low-Cost Money Transfer Options for M-Pesa Users Barcelona, February 24, 2016 – Today at Mobile World Congress, HomeSend, the international payment and money transfer hub, announced the expansion of its global framework agreement with Vodafone Group for M-Pesa, including the launch of remittance services into five new markets during …
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MasterCard has rolled out its Girls4Tech program in the United Arab Emirates at the Emirates Foundation Think Science Fair in Dubai. The hands-on, inquiry-based program connects the foundations of MasterCard’s business to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles and shows students that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a STEM career. …
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RAK Bank, Mashreq Bank and Emirates NBD to offer digital wallets powered by MasterPass to cardholders in the UAE Novo Cinemas and Aido.com already accepting MasterPass for online checkout; more major retailers expected in near future MasterPass available across 13 countries globally To tweet this news, copy and paste <#MasterCard launches #MasterPass in the UAE …
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MasterCard and the Bank of Punjab today announced the launch of the Social Security Program to automate and streamline government disbursement, subsidy and assistance programs. This first-of-its-kind initiative is aimed at driving financial inclusion in Pakistan and specifically in Punjab – the largest province in Pakistan. Read the full press release here. Featured in the …
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MasterCard and the Bank of Punjab announced the launch of the Social Security Program to automate and streamline government disbursement, subsidy and assistance programs. This first-of-its-kind initiative is aimed at driving financial inclusion in Pakistan and specifically in Punjab – the largest province in Pakistan. Read the full press release here.

MasterCard has won the Award for Financial Inclusion at the 2014 African Banker Awards, in recognition of its far-reaching achievements in extending financial inclusion across Africa. Read the full press release here.

MasterCard has announced the licensing of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) to issue MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards in Kenya.  James Wainaina, Vice President and Area Business Head, MasterCard East Africa and Adekunle Sonola, MD, East Africa, GT Bank celebrated the announcement at a press briefing in Nairobi. Read the full press release on our MasterCard Engagement Bureau.