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Friday, 04 January 2013 10:07
MasterCard makes three appointments to APMEA team
MasterCard Worldwide has made three new appointments to its Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) leadership team.

In the region’s global products and solutions (GP&S) team, TV Seshadri is moving from India to Singapore as group executive, GP&S for APMEA, and Ari Sarker moves from Singapore to India to take up the role of division president, South Asia.

The third appointment, Yunsok Chang, will take up a newly created role as group executive, global cross border programme execution based in Singapore.

In his new role Seshadri will assume responsibilities for developing, driving and implementing product strategies and solutions for MasterCard to maximise the APMEA region’s revenue growth. Seshadri has held several management roles within MasterCard over the last 15 years in Singapore and India.

In his most recent role as division president, South Asia, he led several card programmes and introduced new payment solutions. Prior to joining MasterCard, he spent 11 years at Bank of America working in India, Hong Kong, & Singapore.

Sarker joined MasterCard in December 2010 and has been responsible for the growth of network processing under global products & solutions for APMEA and across the payment value chain.
Prior to joining MasterCard, he spent over 12 years with GE in a variety of senior roles in accounting, audit, corporate finance, and private equity across several markets in the Americas, Europe, & Asia Pacific. In his last role prior to MasterCard, he led the GE Private Equity business in India.

Chang’s newly created role as group executive, global cross border programme execution, will focus on shaping, planning and executing the global cross border strategy.  

Chang joined MasterCard in 2003 to take on the role as ‘turnaround’ country manager for Korea.  He then led the APMEA advisors function before taking up his current role, spanning two and half years leading the GP&S organization in APMEA. 
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