Anton van der Merwe
Anton van der Merwe

Anton van der Merwe

Senior Business Leader, Market Development, South Africa, MasterCard


Anton van der Merwe is Senior Business Leader, Market Development for MasterCard in South Africa where he leads the Acceptance, Expert Sales, Commercial Sales, Advanced Payments and Government teams. His role includes driving cohesive working across South Africa and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, while leveraging global best practices for implementation in South Africa.

Anton has 18 years’ experience in the payments and financial services industry. He spent eight years at Absa/BarclayCard in Product Management, and then joined MasterCard in 2005 where he was Marketing and Commerce Development lead for Africa for five years. In 2010, Anton joined BankservAfrica, Africa’s largest automated clearing house and payments system operator, where he held the position of CEO for five years. He returned to MasterCard 2015.

Anton holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Rhodes University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management Administration from WITS Business School and a Master of Business Administration from the University of the North West.