Michael Miebach

Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

Michael Miebach is chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its 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. ‍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. Earlier in his career, Michael held senior roles at 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. He sits on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Opera 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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