Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A, Asia-Pacific

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Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A, Asia-Pacific

This role is instrumental in developing, articulating and implementing MasterCard's Corporate Development initiatives to further the Company's strategy across the Asia Pacific region and in fostering the cross functional coordination to support successful related investment and acquisition execution. It requires a big picture thinker able to fully connect with the payment industry environment and also see lateral opportunities across geographies and industries. The candidate should be able to understand and help to synthesize market and industry realities, identify competitive trends and partnership opportunities, navigate across MasterCard to gather key pieces of information cross functionally and promote potential strategic investment opportunities.

• Market Engagement: Develop and maintain active engagement with relevant market players across the region to ensure full market visibility. This includes not reading about potentially relevant transactions but to the extent possible, having an option to consider any potentially relevant transaction in the market
• Generate Investment Rationales: Partner with Asia Pacific region product, market and corporate executives on their growth strategies to identify growth imperatives underserved by BAU business plans and potentially better executed via strategic investments and/or acquisitions. The output of this work is capability heat maps which outline existing organic capabilities and shortcomings
• Investment Profile Development & Execution: Converting inorganic growth objectives into optimal target investment profiles, source and screen investment candidates against those profiles and prioritize related deal execution
• Investment Business Case Building: Structure and articulate end-to-end analysis (strategic and financial) of prioritized target investments. Apply consulting-type frameworks and tools to develop robust and concise analysis and recommendations
• Cross Functional Coordination: Develop deep understanding of our products and solutions and geographic markets to advance the identification of relevant and impactful investment or acquisition opportunities
• Cross Team Transaction Execution: Based on the nature of the specific investment or acquisition, lead or support the related deal execution stages including due diligence, final approvals and definitive documentation

• Relevant industry knowledge and appetite/curiosity for exploration and constant update on market and industry trends and their impact on MasterCard's business model
• Demonstrated success in Strategy and Corporate Development leadership roles
• Consulting/payments industries preferred - knowledge of MasterCard products and services a strong plus
• Bachelor's degree required, MBA or postgraduate strongly preferred
• Previous experience in a global/international role - strong multi-cultural sensibility required
• Strong relationship management and negotiation skills and the ability to influence across MasterCard
• Strong Process Management skills - able to understand and coordinate complex organizational processes and consolidate input from multiple stakeholders
• Highly motivated / Strong work ethic - Proven commitment to adapt and champion time sensitive/mission critical processes operating in a global and matrix-type organization
• Fast learner and able to link diverse sources of information to our business including ability to handle confidential information and materials with appropriate discretion
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to communicate findings in a compelling manner to internal and external audiences which include senior level executives
• Ability to link data analysis with business implications
• Previous experience in developing Board level materials desirable
• Experience in Investment Banking or Consulting is a strong plus
• Sound judgment to act autonomously and identify emerging issues and escalate them as required
• Ability to travel internationally as much as 30-50% of the time

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.​

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