Benjamin Gilbey
Benjamin Gilbey

Benjamin Gilbey

Senior Vice President, Digital Payments and Labs, Asia Pacific


Benjamin Gilbey is Senior Vice President, Digital Payments and Labs, Asia Pacific, Mastercard. In this role, Gilbey is responsible for Mastercard’s digital payment products and strategy in the region including Masterpass, contactless payments, e-commerce, mobile commerce, person-to-person payments, In Control and chip products. He also oversees Mastercard’s innovation arm, Mastercard Labs, in Asia Pacific where he spearheads innovation projects from conception to market roll out.

In his previous role as the Vice President, Emerging Payments, Solutions Management of Digital Payment and Labs, Asia Pacific, Ben led the successful roll out of Masterpass across the region and helped deepen commercial partnerships with key merchants.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Ben worked at PayPal as Director, Regional Head for Mobile, Asia Pacific. Prior to that Ben has spent the past 20 years living and working in Hong Kong and New York in a career involved in digital payments and product development spanning across mobile content and gaming, app development and mobile payments.

Ben graduated from London School of Economics, London, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.