President, Latin America & Caribbean Region
Gilberto Caldart is president of the Latin America and Caribbean region for MasterCard. In this role, he oversees operations across the company’s three sub-regions – GeoNorth (Mexico and Central America), GeoCentral (Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Caribbean) and GeoSouth (Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia). Mr. Caldart serves as a member of the company’s Management Committee.
Mr. Caldart originally joined MasterCard in 2008 as division president for GeoSouth, leading a multifunctional team focused on driving initiatives that would increase the company’s profitability and growth in the region. He served as a board member of the Brazilian Credit Card Association (ABECS) during this time.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Caldart spent 26 years at Citigroup in various leadership positions in Brazil and New York. Most notably, he was country business manager for Citi Brazil, overseeing the retail bank, consumer finance and cards businesses. During this tenure, Mr. Caldart was on the boards of Credicard and Redecard, where he played a critical role in the restructuring of the Credicard Group in Brazil. He was also a member of the Redecard board, where he participated in the company’s IPO.
Mr. Caldart is a member of the Junior Achievement Americas board of directors. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting and a Master in Business Administration from Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business.