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Monday, 12 August 2013 11:43
MasterCard appoints APMEA merchant marketing head
MasterCard has appointed Marcus Mak as head of merchant marketing its Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) regions.

MasterCard said Mak, who will be based in Singapore, will be responsible for bringing a more dynamic, value-driven proposition to merchants. His core responsibilities will include building regional merchant marketing strategies for card acceptance and usage.

Mak has held a variety of leadership roles in payments-related companies, managing areas such as co-brand products, cross border, merchant acceptance and merchant relations. His experience spans 18 years across Asia/Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his most recent posting, he was responsible for leading co-brand product management and driving cross border business. He has also had a management role in the traveller cheques business overseeing South East Asia.

T.V. Seshadri, group executive, global products & solutions, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa, commented: "As we continue to build strategic merchant relationships, Marcus' wealth of experience in the payments industry will help us develop new and exciting merchant marketing propositions across APMEA."

Mak holds an MBA degree from California State University - Hayward and a Bachelor of Science (Marketing and Management) degree from Indiana University.
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