Shehryar Ali appointed Mastercard country manager for East Africa

KENYA – American multinational financial services corporation Mastercard International, has announced the appointment of Shehryar Ali as Country Manager for East Africa.

With more than 19 years of experience driving financial and digital solutions in the region and working in well reputed banks in Africa & Asia, Shehryar brings with him a wealth of experience.

Ali will be based in Mastercard’s regional head office in Nairobi.

In his new role, Shehryar will be responsible for managing Mastercard’s operations in the region including Kenya and Tanzania, reporting into Raghav Prasad, Division President Sub Saharan Africa.

“It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Shehryar as a member of the Sub-Saharan African team. From a financial and digital perspective, Shehryar’s leadership will be invaluable in driving the Mastercard vision and strategy in the East Africa region. We are confident that with Shehryar’s vast experience, we will continue to be at the forefront of introducing pioneering products and finding innovative solutions for our customers and partners’ business requirements,” commented Raghav Prasad, Division President Sub Saharan Africa, Mastercard.

A seasoned banker, Shehryar started his career at Citibank Pakistan, followed by a decade at Barclays and Mashreq Bank in Egypt and it was at these banking institutions that he finessed his skills as a well-respected banking professional and innovator.

At his last role as the Head of Retail Banking at Bank One, Mauritius, Shehryar’s main responsibilities included credit card issuing, individual and SME payments and consumer lending.

He holds a degree in computer sciences from the University of Texas in Austin.

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