VP, Startup Engagement & Acceleration
Stephane Wyper is the Global Lead of MasterCard Start Path, the company’s effort to support innovative early stage startups around the world.
The cutting-edge effort includes customized and operationally focused support, strategic investment, and direct access to key MasterCard customers. Since launch in early 2014, MasterCard has partnered with over 40 startups across the globe in areas including biometrics, big data, wearable technology, beacons, B2B payments, and logistics.
Stephane has been with MasterCard since 2012, and has over 12 years’ experience in corporative development and strategy with a focus on emerging payment technologies.
Stephane has more than 12 years’ experience in corporate strategy and development, specifically covering the financial services and payments space globally. He has held key roles at both global corporations and consulting firms including Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Capgemini, executing critical strategic initiatives and M&A activities.
Stephane has a passion for startups, both acting as a startup mentor and advisor. He also serves as a board member for Europe’s leading startup FinTech accelerator. Stephane has a Masters in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, UK.