President, Latin America & Caribbean
Gilberto Caldart is president of Mastercard’s Latin America and Caribbean region. Since 2013, he has led efforts that place the company at the forefront of the payments industry in the region, by using technology to transform the way people, governments and businesses buy and pay for things. Gilberto is a member of the company’s management committee.
Prior to his current role, Gilberto was president of Mastercard’s GeoSouth Division, where he managed the company’s operations in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. He served as a board member of the Brazilian Credit Card Association (ABECS) during this time.
Before joining Mastercard, Gilberto spent 26 years at Citigroup in various leadership positions in Brazil and New York. Most notably, he led Citi Brazil’s Retail Banking division, Consumer Finance and Cards business for over six years. During his time at Citigroup, Gilberto was on the boards of Credicard and Redecard, where he played a critical role in the restructuring of the Credicard Group in Brazil. He also was a member of the Redecard Board of Directors, where he was involved in the company’s IPO transformation.
Gilberto is a member of the Junior Achievement Americas Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He also has an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.