Mastercard has announced the joining of Shehryar Ali as Country Manager for East Africa. In this role, he will be responsible for managing Mastercard’s operations in the region including Kenya and Tanzania, reporting to 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,” said Raghav Prasad, Division President Sub Saharan Africa, Mastercard.
Shehryar, with nearly 2 decades of experience driving financial and digital solutions in the region and working in well-reputed banks in Africa & Asia, brings with him a wealth of experience. He will be based in Mastercard’s regional head office in Nairobi.
Most recently, Mr Shehryar held the role of Head of Retail Banking at Bank One, Mauritius. His main responsibilities included credit card issuing, individual and SME payments and consumer lending. As a seasoned banker, Shehryar started his career at Citibank Pakistan, followed by a decade at Barclays and Mashreq Bank in Egypt. Experience in these banking institutions helped him in finessing his skills as a well-respected banking professional and innovator. Shehryar holds a degree in computer sciences from the University of Texas in Austin.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. The firm is committed to building a more inclusive digital economy that works for everyone. It is also making Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) central to its business model.