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Monday, 03 February 2014 10:03
New MasterCard manager for Spain
Replacement for Pilar Aurrecoechea

Ovidio Egido has been appointed as country manager for MasterCard in Spain.

He has over 20 years payment industry experience and has been with MasterCard since 2012 when he joined as senior business leader for the country. For those two years he was responsible for the business expansion and for the main innovative projects of MasterCard Spain, especially solutions in mobile, digital wallets and contactless.

In addition Egido was responsible of the extension in the prepaid cards segment and for management of customers such as Carrefour, Cepsa, El Corte Inglés, Repsol, Mango and others.

Prior to his arrival to MasterCard Egido worked for three years as independent consultant in payment media for companies such as Telefonica, Payment System Europe and 3V Transactional Services.

He has always been professionally linked to the financial sector, holding various senior positions, including general manager for PayZone in Spain, one of the largest networks of prepaid acceptance in Europe, and commercial and marketing director at First Data.

Egido commented on his appointment: “Our efforts will focus in the development and implementation of innovative payment solutions conformed to this new reality. We want to became the technological ally for consumers, retailers and financial entities, and offer them products and services with added value to make come true our vision of a world beyond cash.”

Egido relieves Pilar Aurrecoechea, who after two years as general manager of the company in Iberia, started a new professional career in October 2013.
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