KARACHI – Mastercard has reaffirmed its commitment to the UAE and the wider region by expanding its regional footprint and announcing a series of leadership changes designed to further advance the company’s presence and operations and build on its 35-year growth and innovation journey.
During this time, Mastercard has been at the forefront of digital transformation and payment technology innovation. From its regional headquarters, the company has introduced hundreds of product capabilities through its multi-rail network, including a number of ‘global-firsts’ that have been exported to Mastercard’s global network.
Raghu Malhotra, current president for the Middle East and Africa, has been promoted to Co-President International Markets, Dimitrios Dosis has been named President, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA), and Yasemin Bedir has been appointed as Division President for Turkey & Commonwealth of Independent States (T&CIS) division.
From 1 January 2022, Mastercard’s EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) region will include 81 of the 210 markets where Mastercard operates globally. In line with Mastercard’s ambition to enhance local presence in the markets it operates in, the company now has presence in 22 countries across the region.
All appointments are effective 1 January 2022.
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