Walt M. Macnee
Walt M. Macnee is vice chairman, MasterCard Worldwide. In this capacity, he is responsible for various senior client and government relationships - engaging these important stakeholders on key issues related to the ever-changing payments industry. In addition, he leads MasterCard’s evolving merchant strategy.
Previously, Mr. Macnee was president, International Markets, with responsibility for all markets and customer-related activities outside of the United States at MasterCard. Prior to this, he was president, Global Markets, with responsibility for building all aspects of MasterCard issuance and acceptance business globally. And, prior to that, he was president of the Americas Region. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Macnee was president of MasterCard Canada, where he oversaw the company’s efforts to provide advanced, secure, and reliable payment solutions and to strengthen its position in the Canadian banking industry.
Mr. Macnee briefly left MasterCard from 2004 to 2006 when he served as executive vice president, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, in Toronto. In that position, he was responsible for overall management of the bank’s credit card business and national collections. Previously, he spent 18 years with Toronto Dominion Bank where, in his last position as senior vice president, he had full product management and client service responsibility for payment cards and personal lending.
He has earned several university degrees, including a master's in business administration from York University.