Mark Barnett to become President of Mastercard Europe

Maria Nikolova

Mr Barnett will succeed the current President of Mastercard Europe, Javier Perez, who retires at the end of the year.

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Mark Barnett as President of its European business. In this role, Mr Barnett will be responsible for the strategy, direction and overall success of all aspects of Mastercard’s business across the region.

Mr Barnett will succeed the current President of Mastercard Europe, Javier Perez, who retires at the end of the year.

Before his appointment, Mr Barnett was Divisional President for the UK, Ireland Nordics and Baltics. His depth of knowledge on the industry and the new technologies that are changing how people pay and get paid has been a critical corner stone in building success for Mastercard across multiple countries. Mr Barnett joined Mastercard in 2003 and has held various roles including leading their payments consulting business for Europe and then globally. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the retail banking and payments industry.

In his new role, Mark Barnett will report to Gilberto Caldart, President of International, and will join Mastercard’s Management Committee effective June 1, 2020.

Gilberto Caldart, President for International, Mastercard, commented:

“Mark brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, he has a proven track record in building new and meaningful partnerships, while creating a culture which fosters new thinking and new ways to deliver. Mark has maintained a laser focus on growing our business and driving and maintaining leadership across multiple product lines and geographies. His continued focus on championing country level transformation while unleashing our true multi-rail capabilities, driving growth and showcasing leadership make him the ideal person to continue accelerating Mastercard in Europe.”

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