NEWS: #MasterCard Bolsters Emerging and Commercial Payments Teams in #AsiaPacific

Singapore, 9 June 2015 – MasterCard today announced two new appointments in the Asia Pacific region: Vincent Patru takes on a new role as Key Account Lead, Emerging Payments, Asia/Pacific and Philip Glickman joins MasterCard as Head of Commercial Products and Solutions, Asia/Pacific, both based in Singapore.

In his new role, Vincent will be responsible for the expansion and commercialization of the company’s Emerging Payments products and solutions with a key client account in the region. Vincent began his career with MasterCard in 2006 at the Chip Center of Excellence in Belgium, and moved to Singapore in 2011 to drive the rollout of MasterCard inControl and the Emerging Payments platforms in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa.

In his most recent role as Head of Commercial Products and Solutions, Vincent led the development and commercialization of innovative commercial products and solutions that serve small businesses; mid- and large market organizations and public sector institutions. He was instrumental in expanding MasterCard’s commercial payments business across the Asia Pacific region.

As Head of Commercial Products and Solutions, Asia/Pacific, Philip Glickman will drive and implement product strategies and solutions for MasterCard’s commercial payments business. He joins MasterCard after an 18-year tenure with Citibank in New York and Hong Kong.

Philip most recently served as Regional Head of Wholesale Cards, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong, overseeing the business and account development for Citibank’s Wholesale Card business. Prior to that, he was Director, Commercial and Prepaid Cards, Asia Pacific, where he spearheaded the launch of Commercial and Prepaid cards for Citibank across the region.

Commenting on the appointments, T.V. Seshadri, Group Executive, Global Products and Solutions, Asia/Pacific, MasterCard, said: “Vincent and Philip bring with them significant depth and expertise to their new roles. This will be invaluable as we continue to look to strengthen our business in the Asia Pacific region where demand for safer and smarter solutions is growing. I look forward to their contributions – from expanding our products and services, to how we deliver and support them with our customers.”


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