Mastercard, a global technology company in the payments industry, has announced the appointment of Rajesh Mani as the new Country Manager for Sri Lanka & Maldives. Rajesh, who took office earlier in March, will bring over two decades of extensive background in the payments and fintech sectors.
“I’m very confident that Rajesh’s multi-faceted payments background will be of great value to our customers, partners and the team in Sri Lanka & Maldives. As these markets continue to develop and evolve rapidly, Rajesh is very well placed to support our partners towards building a vibrant digital ecosystem in these geographies.,” Mastercard's Chief Operating Officer for South Asia, Vikas Varma said.
In his last position in Singapore, Rajesh led Mastercard’s delivery of domestic payment system infrastructure enhancements in Indonesia, which won the global CEO award in 2018. Further, he also actively led a number of Mastercard’s high impact digital partnerships with key digital clients in Southeast Asia, including Grab, Gojek and Shopee.
“I am honored to have this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to working with the government, all of our customers, partners and stakeholders to support Sri Lanka & Maldives’ vison of digital transformation, financial inclusion for citizens and their overall evolution towards cashless economies,” said Rajesh Mani.