Our Executives

Ari Sarker
President, Asia Pacific

Ari Sarker joined Mastercard in 2011 and has since held an array of leadership roles across geographies. He is currently president of Asia Pacific, overseeing all of the company’s activities in the region. He is also a member of the Global Management Committee.

Ari is an active proponent of Mastercard’s financial inclusion commitments, and a dedicated champion of inclusive growth efforts across a number of Asia’s emerging economies. He also spearheads identifying and managing new equity investment opportunities designed to establish Mastercard as a natural partner of choice for firms in the dynamically evolving fintech landscape.

Prior to his current role, Ari was co-president of the Asia Pacific region. Earlier, he helmed Mastercard’s business for South Asia, including India. He started his journey with the company as head of network processing for AP & MEA. Before joining Mastercard, Ari spent over 12 years with GE in a number of roles across key markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.