Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott

Division President, MasterCard, South Africa


Mark Elliott is Division President, MasterCard, South Africa. In this role, he is responsible for the overall performance, strategic direction and brand development of MasterCard in South Africa, ensuring that the business continues to provide innovative and secure electronic payment solutions to MasterCard customers and cardholders.

Prior to this Mark was the Global Products and Solutions Lead and Debit Lead for MasterCard in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region where he successfully developed and implemented the company's Debit, Credit, Prepaid and Commercial card solutions, driving the growth and evolution of its business across MEA.

Before joining MasterCard in 2011 he spent eight years at Barclays where he was Head of Sales and Distribution and then Head of Retail for Barclays United Arab Emirates. He also spent two years in South Africa as Director of Business Development for Absa Card. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a successful investment banker having held positions at ING Barings, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Arthur Andersen.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Combined Studies from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales. He is a British national who grew up in Hong Kong and India.

Recent Posts

The rise of digital payments and the convergence of innovative technologies is the most significant development since the introduction of payment cards half a century ago. The mobile phone is a major driver of this convergence as it’s caused a fundamental shift in consumer demand and the way that they interact with retailers. Paying for things …
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By Mark Elliott, Division President, MasterCard, South Africa Innovative technologies impact almost every aspect of our daily lives, from the way we communicate and manage our health to the way we pay for things. The rise of digital payments and the convergence of these technologies is the most significant development since the introduction of payment …
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