MBA, Univ. of Passau, Germany. Formerly with Citibank. Former Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, Barclays Ban; worked in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and Member, Board of Directors, Egypt, Tanzania and Botswana. 2010, joined MasterCard; currently, President, Middle East and Africa, MasterCard Worldwide, responsible for driving the evolution of payments and delivering increased value to MasterCard stakeholders in markets across the Middle East and Africa region. Board Member, INJAZ Al-Arab Middle East and North Africa. Patron, Youth for Understanding. Lectures at various banking conferences. Co-Author of banking-related publications.