Matthew Driver
Matthew Driver

Matthew Driver

Executive Vice President, Global Products and Solutions, Asia Pacific

Matthew Driver is Executive Vice President, Global Products and Solutions (GP&S), Asia Pacific for Mastercard, based in Singapore. In this role, Matthew leads the development of innovative products and services that benefit consumers, merchants, business partners and governments across Asia Pacific for Mastercard. He is responsible for Core Products, Emerging Payments, Processing Services, Mastercard Advisors, as well as Marketing and Communications in Asia Pacific.

Matthew joined Mastercard in 2002 and prior to his current position, was the president for Mastercard in South East Asia. In that role, he managed all aspects of the Mastercard business in the SEA region including business strategy & development, and stakeholder engagement to expand the reach of electronic payments to facilitate inclusive economic growth.

Matthew has over 25 years of experience in payments, banking and consulting at Mastercard, American Express, Edengene and group companies of WPP plc. With his extensive experience, Matthew regularly speaks on the role of payments in driving economic growth appearing on CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia and the Wall Street Journal. He has represented Mastercard at prominent events such as APEC, World Economic Forum (WEF), as well as panel discussions on the digitalization of payments at the GPFI Forum at the G20, as well as the Responsible Finance Forum.

Born in New Zealand, Matthew has MBAs from Columbia University in New York, and from the London Business School. A Singapore citizen, he is married to Patricia, an executive coach and they have five children.

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