Global Lead, Startup Engagement at MasterCard
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Stephane Wyper is the Vice President of Startup Engagement and Acceleration at MasterCard. He has been in this position since September 2013.He leads MasterCard’s global efforts to work directly with and invest in early stage companies developing innovative solutions across commerce, managing a team based in North America and Europe. Prior to this role, Stephane was Vice President, Strategy Integration and Investment Analysis, since joining MasterCard in January 2012.
Stephane has more than 12 years’ experience in corporate strategy, specifically covering the financial services and payments space globally. He was a VP of Corporate Banking strategy for Union Bank, overseeing high visibility bank wide initiatives and M&A activities incl. the sale of $42 Billion in Assets. He also spent 8 years in consulting with TowerGroup and Capgemini, managing and delivering C-level strategy projects for leading Global Financial Institutions and Retail Banks.
Stephane specializes in emerging and cross border payments, with a particular passion and demonstrated ability to move strategy into execution. He has also a keen interest in the entrepreneurial space, both acting as a startup mentor and a board and advisory committee member for seed stage investment funds.
Stephane has a Masters in International Business from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.