As senior vice president, global prepaid for Mastercard, Laura Mackenzie is responsible for developing, executing, leading, and adapting the global product strategy for Mastercard’s core prepaid products. In addition, she is responsible for driving product solutions to deliver Mastercard’s commitment to the World Bank to include 500 million people into the formal economy by 2020 through the development and deployment of innovative products and delivery channels. Prior to this role, she spent 12 years leading Mastercard’s U.S. Merchant acceptance for core merchant verticals. Mackenzie began her career in fashion with luxury global brands Ralph Lauren, Ann Klein, and Nicole Farhi before making a move into the financial realm with South African startup joint venture e-commerce companies.
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