Mastercard CEO Banga to step down

26 februarie 2020

Mastercard chief product officer Michael Miebach will become CEO early next year, taking over from Ajay Banga, who is moving on to the role of executive chairman.

Mastercard announced that Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mastercard Incorporated on January 1, 2021.


Mastercard’s Board unanimously elected Michael Miebach, Chief Product Officer, to become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors on January 1, 2021 and, as part of the transition, he will become President of the company, effective March 1, 2020. As President of the company, Miebach will oversee the sales, marketing, products, services and technology organizations.

“As the company moves into this next phase of growth, we have a deep leadership bench–with Michael at the helm–to take us to the next level,” said Banga.

“He has a proven track record of building products and running businesses globally. Over his career, Michael has held leadership positions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and in the U.S. across payments, data, banking services and technology.

During the course of Michael’s 10 years at Mastercard, he has been a key architect of our multi-rail strategy–including leading the acquisition of Vocalink and the pending transaction with Nets–to address a broader set of payment flows. He’s also a visionary who kickstarted much of the work behind our financial inclusion journey. I am excited to continue working closely with Michael and supporting Mastercard’s success when I become Executive Chairman.”

“It has been a privilege to be a part of Mastercard’s transformation as a company,” continued Banga. “Thanks to the efforts of the entire leadership team, we are well-positioned for future success as we continue to embrace emerging and new technologies, making every device a device of commerce. We’ve built a growth-oriented mindset and operated with a sense of urgency, delivering a 13% compound annual revenue growth from 2009 through 2019, and an ~16X increase in our stock price during my tenure with the company.

Driven by disciplined organic and inorganic investments, we have enhanced our technology, data and analytics, and cyber-security capabilities, while also building our position in real-time payments. These efforts have diversified our revenue base and expanded our addressable market. And, the partnerships we’ve developed with governments around the world continue to open doors for operating locally in key markets. All of this has been enabled by our brand and, most importantly, by our incredible people.”

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