Georgette Tan
Georgette Tan

Georgette Tan

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Georgette Tan is Senior Vice President, Communications at Mastercard. Based in Singapore, she joined Mastercard in 2000 and until recently was responsible for external and internal communications and corporate social responsibility throughout the Asia Pacific region. She is now part of a global team working to develop the Mastercard narrative for the New Economy.

Over the years, Ms. Tan has worked to establish Mastercard as a thought leader through the development and promotion of Mastercard’s suite of research properties, which serve as a benchmark for a myriad of economic, industry and consumer trends.

She has done this while also spearheading Mastercard’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts – mainly education and development programs to help empower women and children across the region.

In 2005, in keeping with Mastercard’s philosophy of helping people to participate fully in the economy, she launched an index that specifically measures women’s socio-economic advancement in the Asia Pacific region – the Mastercard Index of Women’s Advancement. And in 2016, she spearheaded the launch of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific. This Index went global the following year.

She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Committee for UN Women Singapore where she is the co-founder for the award-winning Project Inspire initiative.

Ms. Tan is a graduate of the National University of Singapore.

Recent Posts

Singapore – November 5 – Mastercard, a leader in financial technology, today unveiled a report that demonstrates the transformative power of tourism in fueling the development of smarter cities and accelerating economic growth. “The ASEAN Opportunity: How City Planners and Governments Can Make Cities Even Smarter by Increasing Investments in Inbound Tourism Growth” explores how …
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Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs calls for an end to gender bias and reveals how countries are empowering women entrepreneurs.

Call to action: Time to end gender bias against women entrepreneurs around the world Singapore – March 7, 2018 – Women entrepreneurs appear to thrive better in more developed economies, findings from the second edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) revealed. Compared to their peers in emerging markets, women business owners in …
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Running for the 2nd time, the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2018 continues its focus on the progress and achievement of women entrepreneurs/business owners around the world. Using 12 indicators and 25 sub-indicators, the Index looks at how 57 economies (representing 78.6 percent of the world’s female labor force) differ in terms of the level …
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Agreement will expand customer choice and enhance user experience across the region http://mstr.cd/2w5c6Ny Singapore, 3 August 2017 – Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced an extension of their partnership into Asia Pacific to enhance the consumer experience and make Mastercard a clear payment option within PayPal. The deal will expand PayPal’s presence …
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Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs reveals top countries where female-owned businesses flourish PURCHASE, N.Y. – March 7, 2017 – While female entrepreneurship is often founded on necessity and grit, strong supporting conditions such as access to financial services and ease of doing business pave the way for progress in businesses owned by women, according to findings from …
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The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs tracks female entrepreneurs’ ability to capitalize on opportunities granted through various supporting conditions within their local environments and is the weighted sum of three components: 1) Women’s Advancement Outcomes (degree of bias against women as workforce participants, political and business leaders, as well as the financial strength and entrepreneurial …
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Purchase, 18 April 2016 – MasterCard, Western Union, bKash, one of the world’s leading mobile financial service (MFS) providers and BRAC Bank launched a new, international remittance receiving service in Bangladesh. The new service enables bKash’s registered customers to use their mobile phones to receive remittances from abroad directly into their bKash accounts. Bangladesh is the eighth [1] largest receiver of international remittances in …
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People in Thailand most likely to donate to charity followed by consumers in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Indonesia; Kiwis most likely to give significant individual donations; children’s health and education the most important cause in the region TWEET: #APAC’s emerging mkts more likely to give to #charity, while ppl in developed mkts give bigger individual …
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NEWS: #MasterCard announces two new senior leadership appointments  in #AsiaPacific             http://news.mstr.cd/1UgGv2r Singapore, July, 6, 2015 – MasterCard today announced the appointment of Porush Singh as Division President for South Asia while Julienne Loh has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President and Group Head, Core Products, Global Products …
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