Our Executives

Shehryar Ali
Country Manager, East Africa

Shehryar Ali joined Mastercard in 2021 as the Country Manager for East Africa and in his role, he is responsible for managing Mastercard’s operations in the cluster including Kenya, Mauritius, and Tanzania.

Shehryar is an experienced payments and digital financial solutions expert with over 20 years of experience working for well reputed banks in Africa & Asia. He started his career at Citibank Pakistan, followed by a decade at Barclays and Mashreq Bank in Egypt. More recently, he was heading the Retail and SME Banking business at Bank One, Mauritius.

Shehryar is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, specializing in Computer Sciences. Over his career, he has launched many firsts and successfully led Credit Card issuing/acquiring, Ecommerce, Mcommerce, consumer lending, Retail and SME business. He has designed open payments platforms and launched X-border propositions through Partnerships with FIs and third-party service providers.

Shehryar is a Tech Enthusiast and enjoys staying at the forefront of developments in the digital space while actively participating in African and Asian Fintech forums.    

Shehryar is currently listed as Digital Economy Magazine’s Kenya’s Top 20 Digital Economy Leaders.