David Dechamps
David Dechamps

David Dechamps

Senior Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs, Europe Mastercard


David Dechamps is Senior Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs for Europe. In this role, he is responsible for the management and development of emerging payment products for the European markets. These include e-commerce, mobile commerce, person-to-person payments, contactless payments and inControl.

Prior to this, David Dechamps was the Benelux General Manager at Mastercard Europe. In this role he was responsible for all sales, marketing and operations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, which included close cooperation with the financial institutions as well as developing new solutions for retailers and cardholders.

Since he joined Mastercard in 2002, David held various positions as Head of Sales Products & Solutions and Vice President Prepaid Product Sales responsible for selling Mastercard’s prepaid solution across Europe.

David has worked in the electronic payments sector for over 20 years. During that time he has worked for a bank, a vendor and a card scheme, giving him a valuable ability to understand the different perspectives in the payments industry.

David came to Mastercard from the card manufacturer Gemalto, where he was marketing manager in the financial services sector for two years. He started his career as a product manager for an international cash management system at General de Banque (now BNP Paribas Fortis) in Belgium. David holds a degree in Commercial Engineering and a Masters in Telecommunications.