Milan Gauder
Milan Gauder

Milan Gauder

Executive Vice President, Products & Innovation, Europe


Milan Gauder is executive vice president, Products & Innovation, Europe, based in London. In this role, he is responsible for leading the product development for all Mastercard core and digital products and new payment flows, leading the change to a world where payment options are flourishing and security, privacy and superb user experience are of paramount importance for the consumers. Previously he led the Services verticals, overseeing the development and implementation of innovative new products in digital authentication, fraud prevention, Digital Identity, card benefits and reward systems.

Milan joined Mastercard in 2005 as an account manager, and has subsequently held a number of positions within the company. These include managing the Budapest office as Country Manager and both Budapest and Prague offices as Cluster Manager heading Emerging Payments for Europe. Following this, he moved to Dubai where he led product development, marketing and Advisors for the Middle East and Africa region.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Milan worked on consultancy projects in the banking sector, holding positions at Deloitte Consulting and McKinsey & Company.

Milan also received a Master of Science in Economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences.