Mastercard appoints Dr Peter Robejsek as Country Manager of Mastercard GermanyJanuary 13, 2022 | By Juliane Schmitz-Engels
Former Division President for Germany and Switzerland Peter Bakenecker named President, Central Europe
Frankfurt, Germany, 13 January 2022 – Dr Peter Robejsek has been named as the new Country Manager for Mastercard Germany. He replaces Peter Bakenecker, who has become the new President for Mastercard in Central Europe. Both changes came into effect on 1st January 2022.
Dr Robejsek assumes his new role after spending more than four years with Mastercard, having joined the company in 2017. In recent years – during his time as Vice President – he has been responsible for product management in Germany and Switzerland. This remit has included traditional Mastercard payment solutions, as well as innovative products related to instant payments and open banking.
Dr Robejsek has extensive experience in the financial services sector, with particular expertise in wealth management and strategic consulting. He completed his postgraduate studies at Durham University in the UK, where his thesis focused on machine learning techniques for assessing economic relationships.
The turn of the year also saw former Division President for Germany and Switzerland Peter Bakenecker assume responsibility for Mastercard’s Austrian, Czech, Cypriot, Greek, Hungarian, Maltese, Polish, Slovakian, and Slovenian markets, in addition to Germany and Switzerland, in his new role as President, Central Europe.
Speaking about the change in personnel and the future strategy, Mr Bakenecker said: "As an industry that is conistantly evolving, we must always be ready to adapt so that we can meet the strategic, technological and – above all – the market needs of our customers at all times.”
“By appointing Dr Peter Robejsek as the new Country Manager for Germany, we are delighted to hand responsibility for one of our key markets to an expert in emerging technologies who has already played a key role in shaping the future of the payments industry.”