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Hong Kong, 8 November 2012: MasterCard Worldwide today announced that it has appointed Kevin Goldmintz as head of Hong Kong & Macau. Based in Hong Kong, Goldmintz will take responsibility for the overall performance of MasterCard in the region.

“Kevin brings to the team more than 15 years’ experience in commercial and consumer card payments together with a strong background in B2B payments,” said Ling Hai, division president, Greater China, MasterCard Worldwide.  “As the head of one of our most significant markets in this region, Kevin will be tasked with providing strategic direction and necessary support in connection with delivery of advanced products and services to meet the demands of the market.”

Goldmintz joined MasterCard in 2004 and was initially based in Hong Kong, where he successfully launched the joint MasterCard-Citi Commercial Card business in more than seven markets in Asia Pacific. He moved to Australia in 2007 to lead the Citi Australia account which includes Citi’s largest commercial card business in Asia Pacific. He was also responsible for signing MasterCard’s first ever airline co-branding deal in Australia with Emirates airline.

Since 2010, Goldmintz has led the Corporate Payment Solutions product function for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and contributed numerous wins and successes for various markets, including Greater China.

Prior to joining MasterCard, he worked as a Product Manager for ANZ Bank, one of the largest commercial card issuers in Australia. There, Goldmintz managed the SME portfolio, which was the largest SME card portfolio in the country, and also led the Qantas-ANZ airline co-branded card project and was responsible for the overall relationship with Qantas.

In the 1990s, Goldmintz was a Product Manager for Western Europe with American Express Corporate Services. As part of the Consumer International Partnerships team he was responsible for signing co-branding deals with airlines and retail partners in Europe, and developing portfolio optimization and credit lines for these card programs, focusing on Amex’s top 100 multinational customers.

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