|Friday, 12 August 2011 09:34
|MasterCard names new MD for Access Prepaid Worldwide
Former Fidelity Information Services exec replaces departing Mark Horgan
MasterCard Worldwide has appointed Debra Janssen as managing director of its Access Prepaid Worldwide subsidiary, effective immediately.
As managing director, Janssen will oversee operations and continue to advance the Access Prepaid Worldwide business, which is focused on the management and delivery of consumer and corporate prepaid travel cards to business partners around the world, including financial institutions, retailers, travel agents and foreign exchange bureaus. She will add this position’s roles and responsibilities to her current purview as group executive, Integrated Processing Solutions (IPS) at MasterCard. Janssen replaces Mark Horgan, who is leaving Access Prepaid Worldwide to join UK-based retailer Sainsbury as its new head of marketing.
Prior to joining MasterCard in 2009, Janssen served as executive vice president of EFT Processing Services for Fidelity Information Services, a global payments processor. Prior to Fidelity Information Services, Janssen held the position of president of Debit Services Group and the STAR Network at First Data Corporation, where she oversaw the Debit and ATM processing business for more than 6,000 financial institutions.
In April, MasterCard completed the acquisition of the prepaid Card Program Management (CPM) operations of Travelex, and rebranded it Access Prepaid Worldwide.
MasterCard said in a statement: “Access Prepaid Worldwide is allowing MasterCard to shape the future of prepaid by playing a greater role in the value chain to support issuers and partners, especially outside of the United States and in the attractive cross-border payments space where there is great opportunity to displace cash and traveler’s checks.”