PayExpo Europe 2018

8-9 October 2019
Business Design Centre, London


Piero Macari

Piero Macari

Vice President, Fintech Market Development & Strategy , Mastercard

Piero Macari is Vice President, FinTech Market Development & Strategy at Mastercard. In this role, he defines Mastercard’s strategy and execution plan to deliver a number of European and global initiatives for the FinTech community. The range of initiatives include identifying FinTech innovation partnerships to grow the payments industry, furthering Mastercard’s core offering to FinTechs and bringing thought leadership to the industry.

Piero joined Mastercard in 2008 and has held progressive leadership positions over his years with the company. Some highlights during this time include leading the global first deployment of integrated mobile payments, managing one the UK’s biggest banks, holding senior positions in credit & prepaid products, before joining the European Market Development team with a unique focus on FinTechs earlier in 2019.

Previously Piero had several roles in telecommunications and banking with GE Capital having lived and worked in both Germany and Hungary. Piero has a wealth of experience in card issuing, retailer financing and digital innovation across many diverse leadership roles.

  • PayExpo is fantastic because it has thought provoking discussions and is a great place to connect with other leaders in the industry.
    Megan Caywood
  • Very well organised, covering all the key topics with an inclusive and relevant speaker and exhibitor base.
    Helene Panzarino
    Rainmaking Colab Fintech
  • Very wide ranging and varied content with a good mix of fact and opinions, hotly debated.
    Ian Dawson
    Hays Travel Limited
  • This is both a networking event and a trade show, and should be in everyone's diary.
    Paul Love Twelves
    Open Payments Cloud
  • Had a great time across the two days, very well looked after and heard some interesting things about the industry. Look forward to returning next year!
    Jon Ellis
    Atom Bank
  • PayExpo 2018 was fantastic with a great variety in exhibitors as well as content for talks and debates. We found some very good potential partners that will help us make a major impact in the banking industry over the next few years.
    Simon Phillips
    Money Global Limited
  • I really liked the sessions and panel discussions and I am looking forward to some more presentations.
    Liisi Kirsipuu
  • I found the event very interesting and lively, I really liked the presentations in theatre 2 as I am coming from a payments area I found them very informative.
    Martynas Rajuncios
    Lietuvos Bankas


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