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Adam Jones

Executive Vice President, Division President of West Arabia

Adam Jones is the Executive Vice President and Division President for West Arabia at Mastercard, leading the company’s efforts to advance digital transformation, build a robust payments ecosystem and boost financial inclusion in the region.

As a member of the EEMEA executive leadership team, Adam was instrumental in securing a strategic partnership with Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) to promote Saudi Arabia’s billion-dollar gaming industry by bringing innovative financial solutions to the Kingdom’s gamers.

Under Jones’s leadership, Mastercard’s former MENA Central cluster has made great strides in advancing digital transformation and building a robust payments ecosystem. Mastercard played an instrumental role in the partnership with the Egyptian Banks Company (EBC) and Central Bank of Egypt, aimed at supporting the implementation of tokenization by providing the required infrastructure to issuing banks across the country.

He also led the collaboration with Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) to develop a payment ecosystem digitization blueprint for the country. Adam Jones’ achievements also include spearheading initiatives in Saudi Arabia together with leading banks such The Saudi National Bank launching Mastercard Touch Card and SNB Flexi Card powered by Mastercard Installments, both the first of their kind in the Kingdom.

Previously, Adam served as the Senior Vice President, Travel & Expense (T&E), where he oversaw the company’s strategy and platforms in the commercial T&E space, and as Country Manager, East Africa.

Adam joined Mastercard as the Vice President and Head of Commercial Products for the Middle East and Africa, responsible for products and sales.

Earlier, Adam was the Head of Commercial Business at American Express Middle East and North Africa, based in Dubai. He started with American Express in London as a Global Account Manager and then went on to manage the commercial arms of their joint ventures in Belgium and Switzerland.

Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Solent University in Southampton, UK.