Mark Barnett
President, Europe


Mark Barnett is president of Mastercard Europe and a member of the company’s Management Committee. He is responsible for the overall success of the only true multi-rail payments technology company across a region that encompasses 53 countries and serves over 950 million people through partnerships with retailers, financial institutions and businesses.

In this role, Mark leads a business focused on doing well, doing good and making people’s lives easier by delivering simple and secure ways to pay and by fostering a culture where he drives new technology and innovation to position Mastercard as the partner of choice. 

Mark joined Mastercard in 2003 and has held various roles. Prior to his current role, Mark was the president of the Mastercard U.K., Ireland, Nordics and Baltics Division. 

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the retail banking and payments industry. Most of his client work has been at board level, developing payments strategy, designing innovative new products, advising card schemes and processors, supporting government payment initiatives and implementing major transformation programs.

Mark has an Master of Business Administration from Imperial College Business School, University of London, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics, also from London University.