Philip Yen
Philip Yen

Philip Yen

General Manager, Digital Technology Global Centre, Mastercard


Philip Yen is general manager of the Digital Technology Global Centre, based in Singapore. In this role, his responsibilities include leading efforts across the world to enable new mobile device interactions between merchants and consumers as well as the development of adjacent services, such as coupon redemption, to bring convenience and ease to merchants and consumers.

Mr. Yen was most recently group head, Emerging Payments for Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa. He was responsible for emerging payments in the APMEA region, including e-commerce, mobile, PayPass, transit, P2P, InControl and bill payments. He and his team worked closely with the core payments team, division/country staff, and headquarters to drive Mastercard business through new channels and platforms. His team focused on market based solution development and strategic positioning for future growth.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Yen served as a founding member of Dynamics Inc., a startup that makes next generation payment cards. He played a key role in product development, marketing, sales, and securing early funding. Prior to Dynamics Inc., Mr. Yen worked at Visa Inc. for 16 years. He was executive vice president and general manager for Strategic Innovation based in Sydney (1 yr), Tokyo (2 yrs), and Singapore (2 yrs). Prior to his assignment in Asia, he was executive vice president, e-Visa and senior vice president, Chip Platform based in California. Before joining Visa, Mr. Yen spent 15 years at IBM Corporation, where he held management positions in technical sales and customer support for Silicon Valley clients.

Mr. Yen holds a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude from Duke University, North Carolina.