Senior Vice President Financial Inclusion, Mastercard
As senior vice president, Financial Inclusion for Mastercard, Laura is responsible for developing, executing, leading and adapting the global product strategy to deliver Mastercard’s Financial Inclusion commitment to the World Bank to include 1 billion people into the digital economy by 2025 through the development and deployment of innovative products and delivery channels.
Prior to this role, she spent 12 years leading Mastercard’s US Merchant acceptance for core merchant verticals. Laura began her career in fashion with luxury global brands Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein and Nicole Farhi before making a move into the financial sector with South African start-up joint-venture e-commerce companies. She has spent many years living and working overseas in London, Barcelona and Johannesburg.