Mung Ki Woo's Biography
Mung Ki Woo
Group Executive Mobile
Mung Ki Woo is Group Executive of Mobile. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and commercialization of mobile payment product platforms and solutions around the globe that create a sustainable competitive advantage for MasterCard and its customers.
Mr Woo joined Mastercard in January 2011. Previously, Mr. Woo was Vice-President Electronic Payments & Transactions at France Telecom – Orange, one of the largest telecoms operator in the world with retail operations in 32 countries. There he led the development of the “Orange Money” mobile payment program, which at the end of 2010 was commercially available in 6 African countries. He was also responsible for commercial deployment of Orange’s mobile contactless services in their major European markets.
Prior to joining FT-Orange, Mr Woo was Chief Technical Officer of a French interbank organization specialized in electronic money systems. Before that, he managed a consulting practice at a French IT firm (Devoteam), having started his career at Thales working on large defense communication programs for the UK armed forces.
Mr. Woo is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech.
We’re always looking for an opportunity to drive industry discussions and share our views on NFC, mobile money and the future of payments, and are excited that we’ll have a chance to do so with a global audience at Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC). Taking place in Barcelona from February 25-28, it’s the world’s largest …
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As you may have seen today, Google just released a new version of their Google Wallet app for Android, making it possible to use all U.S.-issued credit and debit cards on a phone. Since the launch of the first version of Google Wallet, MasterCard has been supporting Google’s work to help expand the functionality of …
While only about half of the world’s households have bank accounts – and an even lower proportion in developing countries – seven out of 10 people worldwide have a mobile phone. Each day, MasterCard is looking at ways that it can help the more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers worldwide gain access to formal financial services. …
Next week, I will be joining several of my MasterCard colleagues at the CARTES & IDentification expo at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre in France. There, senior members of the MasterCard team will be presenting to delegates and leading debates in a number of topical areas. For example, my talk on Tuesday 15th November will be looking …