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Maria Paula Oliveira
Senior Vice President, Business Excellence, Mastercard EEMEA

Maria Paula Oliveira is the Senior Vice President, Business Excellence at Mastercard. She leads the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) Business Excellence team, which plays a critical role in powering our business with ​a multi-disciplinary function that oversees Strategy and M&A, Pricing and Interchange, Analytics and Business Insights, and Sales Excellence.

She leverages her business background in financial services, technology startups, and professional services, as well as her diverse experience working across the Middle East & North Africa, Asia Pacific, United States, and Latin America, to guide and inform the design and the execution of the region’s business priorities.

MP is also a member of Mastercard’s EEMEA Operating Committee.

Throughout her diverse 20-year career, she has held several key positions. These include being the Chief Innovation Officer for EY MENA, the Strategy & Innovation Director for Experian in Asia Pacific, co-founding two early-stage startups in Silicon Valley, and leading Corporate Innovation for Experian Latin America.

MP holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from ESPM (Brazil), and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil).