|Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:12
|MasterCard changes in LAC region
New president appointed
MasterCard has appointed Gilberto Caldart as president of its Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) business, effective August 1.
Caldart, who currently heads the company’s GeoSouth Division (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) for MasterCard LAC, will report to Ann Cairns, president of MasterCard’s International Markets. He succeeds Richard Hartzell, who will take on a new role as head of MasterCard’s business with merchants and acquirers across its international markets.
Caldart joined MasterCard in 2008 from Citi Brazil where he was country business manager, overseeing retail bank, consumer finance and the cards business. He spent 26 years with Citigroup in various positions in Brazil and New York.
Richard Hartzell, who led MasterCard Latin America and Caribbean since 2006, joined the company in 1993 and has held various leadership positions within the company.