Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Credit & Loyalty Solutions
Francis A. Hondal brings to Mastercard over 25 years of experience in consumer marketing, finance and management within the payments and financial services industries. As Executive Vice President of Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions, Ms. Hondal is responsible for creating and managing solutions that deliver powerful, rewarding experiences for Mastercard credit cardholders every time they swipe, dip or tap – anywhere in the world. Mastercard today has 780 million credit cards around the globe and delivers Loyalty Solutions as well as co-branded cards in more than 100 countries.
Previously, Ms. Hondal served as Head of Global Products and Solutions for Mastercard in Latin America and the Caribbean, where she was responsible for the development, management and marketing of all products and solutions, including Mastercard Advisors consulting services.
Before joining Mastercard in 2011, she launched a business development and marketing service firm after an 18-year career at American Express, where her last position was Regional Vice President and General Manager for the International Consumer Card Services Division in Latin America and Canada. Prior to joining American Express, Mrs. Hondal spent four years in retail banking in South Florida.
Ms. Hondal is a first generation Cuban-American with a Bachelor Degree in Finance and International Business and an MBA from Florida International University (FIU). She is a Board Member for FIU’s Chapman School of Business and was inducted to the College of Business Administration Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Global Leadership Award. In 2013, she received the International Business Woman of the Year Award by the Organization of Women in International Trade.