New role created aims to develop synergies and scale through partnerships in today’s digital landscape

Singapore – March 20, 2017Mastercard today announced the appointment of Rama Sridhar to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Digital and Emerging Partnerships, Asia Pacific, effective immediately.

With the digital environment becoming increasingly critical, Rama will be responsible for building strategic engagements with key digital and emerging payments players to drive market momentum of Mastercard’s products and services. She will lead the organization’s effort to initiate new relationships and deepen existing ones in order to build and commercialize innovative and breakthrough payment services and solutions.

Rama brings over 28 years of international experience in key roles within the Payments, Consumer Banking and Information Technology sectors. In her 10 years with Mastercard, she has had a distinguished track record of driving growth and execution in multiple functions across the business.

In her present role as senior vice president of Security, Network and Processing Solutions in Asia Pacific, Rama has successfully driven significant momentum for the business unit through well-defined growth strategies and product line launches across Security, Identity Verification, and Issuer & Acquirer Processing. In her new appointment, Rama will leverage her business acuity and extensive knowledge of the region’s markets to identify and develop opportunities that truly deliver to the needs of today’s consumers.

The creation of this new role is a forward-looking move as Mastercard accelerates its domestic relevance, and drives new and existing digital innovations and grows new payment flows. To fuel sustainable growth, Rama will be working with partners who share a mutual commitment to innovating and enabling seamless, convenient and secure payments on every device.

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