Mastercard Names Safdar Khan as Division President for Southeast Asia

Mastercard introduced that Safdar Khan has been named as its Division President for Southeast Asia. This appointment is an enlargement of his former function as Division President, Southeast Asia Rising Markets.

A 15-year veteran of Mastercard, Khan’s earlier function noticed him constructing enterprise momentum with an assertive distribution technique and increasing income by rising the corporate’s companies choices.

He’ll now be answerable for implementing Mastercard’s multi-rail digital funds agenda in 10 Southeast Asian markets and delivering elevated worth to the corporate’s stakeholders.

Throughout Khan’s tenure as Division President, Southeast Asia Rising Markets, he was instrumental in launching a number of firsts within the area together with dual-chip playing cards and QR-on-Card expertise in Vietnam.

Below his in a position management, Mastercard has undertaken strategic partnerships in Indonesia to construct and maintain native relevance, gaining market share management.

Khan additionally performed a key function in taking Mastercard’s cyber and intelligence options past the funds trade.

He was additionally a key participant within the signing of a MoU with Thailand’s Digital Financial system Promotion Company, which inducted 27 Thai cities into Mastercard’s Metropolis Attainable international community, changing into the biggest cohort to affix the increasing neighborhood of member cities.

Khan began his profession with Mastercard in 2006 and has since held quite a few management positions throughout a number of areas, together with Division President, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, Nation Supervisor Malaysia & Brunei, Nation Supervisor Qatar, Oman & Kuwait, in addition to Lead, HSBC World Key Account, South Asia, Center East & Africa.

Previous to Mastercard, he held pivotal roles in monetary companies, expertise and e-businesses, in corporations akin to ABN Amro, Citibank and Oracle, throughout North America, Asia and the Center East.

Safdar Khan, Division President, Southeast Asia, Mastercard.

Safdar Khan

“To me, Southeast Asia is essentially the most dynamic panorama for funds applied sciences.


Mastercard has helped to drive the speedy shift in shopper conduct that has seen folks throughout Southeast Asia transfer at lightning pace from counting on money to contactless funds, and extra not too long ago, cellular funds.”

stated Safdar Khan, Division President, Southeast Asia at Mastercard.


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