Michael Miebach

Michael Miebach

Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

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Michael Miebach is chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of the company’s board of directors. He is leading the company into a more digital world where Mastercard powers economies and empowers people by harnessing innovation and the continued application of new technologies.

For much of the past decade, first as chief product officer and then president, Michael was critical to setting the strategy that transformed the company’s offerings from a consumer card-centric business to a platform supporting choice in how businesses, people and governments make payments. This strategy, combined with the company’s customer focus, helped Mastercard evolve and diversify into new areas including real-time payments, open banking, digital identity and other value-added services.

His collaborative approach creates scalable and trusted solutions for the exchange of payments and data and can be seen in his leadership of the acquisitions of Vocalink, Finicity, Ekata, CipherTrace and the corporate services business of Nets – each expanding Mastercard’s range of payment flows.

Michael joined Mastercard in 2010 to lead its Middle East and Africa operations, where he helped shape and advance the company’s financial inclusion efforts with targeted solutions for governments and their citizens across the region. Earlier in his career, Michael held senior roles at both Barclays Bank and Citibank.

He is a member of the digital advisory council of Fannie Mae and board member of two international nonprofits: Accion and World Resources Institute.

Michael is a member of The Business Roundtable, The Business Council and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and serves as a board member at large for the Ronald McDonald House New York City. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Passau in Germany.

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