Our Executives

David Mann
Chief Economist, Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa

As Chief Economist, Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa, David’s responsibilities include development and delivery of differentiated economic, financial, policy and market thought leadership for customers, Mastercard and public policy.

David comes to Mastercard with over 20 years of experience at Standard Chartered Bank having worked in different roles at the bank, including Asia Chief Economist, and most recently Global Chief Economist. Prior to this he was responsible for coverage of the US economy and also covered Latin America providing clients with the bank’s view on Asia in the US time zone.  David also worked as a Senior FX Strategist based in London and Hong Kong with the bank. David has won numerous awards for his outstanding work including being the top ranked Asia macro research team among investors in the AsiaMoney poll and the Rybczynski Young Economist Prize for work on the Malaysian ringgit Barometer.  David appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, BBC World, and Bloomberg for his macroeconomic insights.

David is a global citizen having worked and lived in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, New York, and now Singapore.

David holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.