Director , Public Policy, HGEM

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world's fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Director , Public Policy, HGEM

Please note : We can only accept applications via our careers site.

Mastercard's Public Policy team protects and defends Mastercard's reputational and regulatory interests in markets around the world. We build programs that earn the goodwill of governments, regulators, merchants and consumers through direct policy-maker and other stakeholder engagement and public-private partnerships. Our aim is to reduce the threat of negative regulation and build the platform for policies that build MasterCard's business by supporting and advising Mastercard's business strategy, working to ensure that when regulation is sought, it is done so sensibly and fairly.

This role leads Mastercard's public policy advocacy efforts in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and will be responsible for delivering the government relations and regulatory affairs disciplines, acting as point person for relationships with MasterCard's legislative and regulatory audiences and for building other third party allies. The role will focus on developing how MasterCard's interests can be advanced through engagement with Government and other influencers in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia.

•Develop a public policy strategy and an implementable program for Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia. The program will be designed to both lead and respond to regulatory and legislative threats to MasterCard and/or the payment industry
•Develop and lead a proactive public policy outreach program working in conjunction with MasterCard's public policy teams around the world
•Prepare submissions to regulatory reviews and engage in consultation with regulators
•Brief local, regional and global executive management of regulatory developments and recommend organization's response
•Lead the government affairs program in an effort to establish Mastercard as a recognized expert and resource in the payments industry and act as primary contact for Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova government and regulators
•Manage government affairs agencies and tracking firms to represent and advocate the company's interests and direct personal lobbying of issues vital to the company including budgets, registration, lobbying laws and performance management of agencies.
•The role reports into Vice President, Public Policy & Government Relations, High-Growth European Markets

All About You
•The ideal candidate will have a distinguished track record as a high achieving government relations executive with a demonstrated capacity to build and execute public affairs programs that support business growth within a dynamic and changing corporation
•Educated to degree level, with management experience in similar Public Policy/Government Relations roles in a major multinational business or agency or high profile association and with strong background in dealing with Government in terms of frequency and quality of relationships.
•An intimate working knowledge of the processes and inner workings of the Turkish, Azerbaijani and Georgian, Ukrainian, Moldovian legislative and political process and an ability to analyze the impact of legislation on the company and develop strategies to move their interests forward
•Strong leadership skills with particular success building and enhancing credibility for the function with the organization.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Back to top