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President Of Mastercard Middle East And Africa, Raghu Malhotra, Appointed To U.S. President’s Advisory Council On Doing Business In Africa

Malhotra will leverage his expertise and understanding of the African continent to advance opportunities and unlock economic potential Raghu Malhotra, President of Mastercard Middle East and Africa, has been appointed to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). The PAC-DBIA is an important forum for dialogue between the U.S. public and …

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Mastercard Commits To Reaching 1 Million Girls Globally By 2025 With Signature STEM Education Platform

To help narrow the gender gap, Mastercard has been cultivating young technology enthusiasts as part of its signature education platform, Girls4Tech. Currently in its fifth year, this hands-on, inquiry-based STEM programme has reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries, more than doubling its established 2017 goal. Girls4Tech was first launched in the South Africa in …

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Mastercard’s Raja Rajamannar Named WFA President

WFA has announced a new leadership team and elected Mastercard’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Raja Rajamannar, as its new President. He will serve a two-year term as WFA President, with the option to extend for a further two years.

SBM Brings World Elite Mastercard To Mauritius

New premium card offering promises a host of exclusive benefits and privileges for SBM’s high net worth customers SBM launched the World Elite Mastercard credit card, providing its high net worth cardholders with a range of priceless benefits and privileges that can be accessed at home and abroad. This is the first launch of World Elite …

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Sound On: Mastercard Debuts Sonic Brand

Setting a new tempo for brand expression, Mastercard debuts its sonic brand identity, a comprehensive sound architecture that signifies the latest advancement for the brand. Wherever consumers engage with Mastercard across the globe – be it physical, digital or voice environments – the distinct and memorable Mastercard melody will provide simple, seamless familiarity. The news …

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Smart Cities: A Footprint For Cities That Want To Become Smarter

Singapore played host for the World Smart Cities Summit and it was time for Mastercard to demonstrate its footprint for cities that want to become smarter. A ‘smart city’ is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability. It is a city where information …

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How Technology is Bridging the Divide in Africa’s Emerging Markets

Mark Elliott, division president for Mastercard, Southern Africa talks to Africa.com about Mastercard’s recent acquisition of South African fintech Oltio, and how they will use the technology to bridge the divide in emerging markets. The credit-card provider said its acquisition of Oltio – whose technology is used to authenticate Mastercard’s Masterpass digital wallet transactions in Southern Africa …

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Tigo Pesa Masterpass QR Payments Solution Goes Live in Tanzania

Mastercard and Tigo announced today that Tanzanian’s can now use their Tigo Pesa app to make quick, easy and secure payments with Masterpass QR. The interoperable QR (Quick Response) solution is now live and ready for Tigo consumers to use it at various stores, restaurants and retail outlets across the country. Tigo Pesa and Mastercard …

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LISTEN: Mastercard’s Gaurang Shah Talks With Africa.com About Masterpass QR

Gaurang Shah, Mastercard’s Lead for Digital Payments and Innovation Labs in Middle East and Africa, talks with Africa.com News from the Mobile World Congress: Mastercard is highlighting the significance of Masterpass QR, their mobile driven Person-to-Merchant payment solution and the contribution already made in the Middle East and Africa. Mastercard has long seen the benefits of …

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Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion in Africa

“Africa is the next frontier,” says Raghu Malhotra, Mastercard’s Middle East and Africa President. Speaking to Africa.com at the recent Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary, Malhotra says that in emerging markets you don’t have the same infrastructure (as more developed markets). That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it creates the opportunities for innovation. We’ve already seen …

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