Marcel Roelants

Marcel Roelants

Strategic Development Director at MasterCard

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Marcel Roelants is the Strategic Development Director at MasterCard. In this role he is responsible for all sales, marketing and operations, which includes both the MasterCard® as well as the Maestro® brand for credit and debit payment solutions. Marcel leads the development and implementation of MasterCard Europe’s growth strategy in the Netherlands, which includes close cooperation with banks and merchants as well as developing new solutions for cardholders. With SEPA changing the European payments market over the next few years, MasterCard Europe has a clear objective to play a bigger role in helping to shape a more efficient payment landscape. A more demanding market will offer the opportunity for MasterCard to offer solutions which combine the needs of banks, merchants and consumers. With a strong focus on replacing cash with electronic payments, developments include new ways where contactless NFC and mobile will play a major role. Marcel joined MasterCard in September 2007 and has a broad experience in the financial sector. Prior to joining MasterCard, he worked at GE (General Electric) in several senior business leader roles in Consumer Finance, Commercial Finance and Services. He started his 18 year career with GE in the Netherlands and held leadership roles in Belgium, Switzerland and the USA during his career.