Senior Vice President, Emerging Payments for MasterCard Latin America and Caribbean
Daniel Cohen is SVP, Digital Solutions @Mastercard, leads a team responsible for all things digital payments related in the Latin American region. The team is focused on making it easier and safer for consumers' to pay for goods and services in a digital setting - using their phones, tablets, computers, and connected devices. Daniel also has a keen interest in innovation and the future of payments from tokenization, virtual reality, peer to peer payments, artificial intelligence, to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
Prior to this role, Mr. Cohen headed Mastercard operations in Israel as country manager. He was responsible for opening the first Mastercard office in the country and expanding the company’s local payments footprint. During his tenure as country manager, he led the commercialization of breakthrough innovative payment solutions in the electronic and mobile commerce space.
Mr. Cohen began his career at Mastercard in 2007, leading prepaid card program initiatives across the globe out of company headquarters in Purchase, New York. Prior to joining Mastercard, he served as a strategy consultant for BTS, where he managed corporate strategy projects for Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York. He is currently based in Miami and speaks English, Hebrew and Spanish fluently.