|Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:17
|Mahatlani joins MasterCard South Africa
MasterCard Worldwide has appointed Glen Mahatlani as VP of acceptance development for South Africa.
Based in Johannesburg, Mahatlani is responsible for growing acceptance of MasterCard products in South Africa, specifically enabling acceptance at point of sale and ATMs. He is also tasked with driving the adoption and acceptance of new technologies and payment innovations such as mobile and contactless payment platforms.
Prior to joining MasterCard, Mahatlani spent 11 years at Standard Bank, where he occupied a number of roles. He joined Standard Bank in 2001 as finance manager for the personal and business banking finance department.
He has also been the head of the credit card product development and commercial card divisions, most recently heading up the card acquiring product portfolio for the bank’s business banking division.
He spent the first two years of his financial services career at JP Morgan Chase as a professional accountant in the core financial department in Johannesburg.
Mahatlani holds an Honours degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Limpopo.
Philip Panaino, divisional president for South Africa, MasterCard Worldwide, commented: “Glen’s understanding of the market and his passion for the solutions we provide are substantial assets for MasterCard’s business in South Africa.”