Paolo Battiston
Paolo Battiston

Paolo Battiston

Executive Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs, Europe


Paolo Battiston is Executive Vice President, Digital Payments & Labs, Europe, for Mastercard responsible for the implementation of digital payments in Europe. Prior to this role, he was Division President in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, defining strategies for product innovation, marketing and sales, as well as taking care of relations with financial institutions, big merchants and governments. Paolo had previously served in different roles and positions at Mastercard, starting as Account Director for the primary Italian banking groups before becoming responsible for credit card development for big European banking groups. He has been general manager of Mastercard Italy from 2008 to 2013.

Prior to Mastercard, Paolo had remarkable professional experiences at Accenture and McKinsey & Company, where he developed operational projects and industry strategies in the telecommunication and financial sector in Italy and abroad for several years.

Paolo Battiston graduated cum laude in Electric Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and obtained a master degree with full marks and honor in Information Technology at CEFRIEL in Milan.