Safdar Khan
Safdar Khan

Safdar Khan

Executive Vice President & Division President, Southeast Asia Emerging Markets


In his capacity as Division President for Southeast Asia Emerging Markets, Safdar Khan is responsible for delivering increased value to Mastercard stakeholders by driving the implementation of the company’s digital payment technologies in rapidly growing Southeast Asian markets including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Laos.

He has been with Mastercard since 2006 and has held numerous key leadership positions, including Division President, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, Group Country Manager, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei and Group Head, Islamic Payments, Southeast Asia. Mr. Khan has played an integral role in driving growth in these core markets and Mastercard’s innovative and comprehensive Shariah-compliant payments solutions locally and across the Southeast Asia region.

Prior to joining Mastercard, he has served in multiple capacities in the area of financial services, technology and e-business with a number of global firms including ABN AMRO, Citibank and Oracle Corporation in locations spanning North America, Asia and the Middle East.

Mr. Khan has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech, USA and Bachelor’s degree with honours in Political Science from University of Delhi.