Division President, Middle East and North Africa
Khalid Elgibali is President of the Middle East and North Africa Division(MENA) at Mastercard. Based in Dubai, he is responsible for leading the company’s dynamic MENA business – driving growth and innovation to meet market-specific needs, form new partnerships and deliver on Mastercard’s continued commitment to invest in the region.
Since joining Mastercard in 2016, Khalid has helped reinforce the company’s position as a technology leader and trusted payments advisor to regional governments, enabling the successful execution of national-level programs that support their digital agendas and long-term visions. Furthermore, he spearheaded Mastercard’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in MENA, as the company supported governments, businesses, SMEs and consumers in combatting the impact of the pandemic through the power of digital commerce.
From driving commercial growth through diversification of revenue streams, and building strategic partnerships with the region’s leading public and private stakeholders, Khalid is on a mission to drive financial inclusion and payments innovation in the region through Mastercard’s multi-rail network strategy.
Khalid has held several senior positions at leading financial institutions including HSBC Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays and Citigroup, and brings a wealth of experience to the role alongside a deep understanding of the region’s economic landscape.
Fluent in six languages, Khalid holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School in Glasgow.
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