Executive Vice President, Core Products and Real Time Payments for Mastercard, Latin America and Caribbean Region
Miriam Olivera is head of Core Products for Mastercard in the Latin America and Caribbean region. In this role, Olivera leads the Credit, Debit, Prepaid, Commercial, Processing, Acceptance and Real Time Payments teams, developing innovative solutions that provide compelling and differentiated value propositions for consumers, issuers, merchants, partners and governments across the region.
Before joining Mastercard, Olivera has led marketing and product teams within the packaged goods, financial services and other consumer focused industries. Miriam worked at Estee Lauder Companies in New York as regional vice president for one of its consumer brands and was a member of the company’s Latin America Leadership team.
Prior to that role, she worked at Citi where she managed various product and marketing initiatives to grow consumer portfolios in Brazil; she also led global initiatives for the Retail Banking branch and launched several financial planning pilots for Citi Smith Barney, US.
Miriam holds a Bachelor in Science (BS) in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Marketing and Multinational Management and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kelley School of Business, University of Indiana in Bloomington, IN.
Miriam is passionate about gender equality and diversity. As the LAC lead for Mastercard’s Gender Global Steering Committee, she works with colleagues and partners around the world to tackle challenges to provide women with the right tools and access to networks to succeed. In particular, she is a strong believer in the power of diversity and how it can create competitive advantage for the business and opportunities for employees.
Miriam loves travelling and getting to know people and cultures from around the world. She has lived in multiple cities including New York and Sao Paulo, and currently resides in Miami Beach. She is a lacto ovo pesco vegetarian and has always had a passion for wellness. She has studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and she enjoys designing and sewing in her free time.