MasterCard UK & Ireland has hired Scott Abrahams to lead its Acceptance team. The hire reflects the organisation's continued focus on driving and accelerating core and emerging payment development across the UK and Ireland.
Scott will join one of the leading technology companies in the global payments industry, as Group Head of Acceptance UK and Ireland.
Scott joins from American Express where he was responsible for customers such as British Airways, Emirates, Air France and Hilton. He also held the positions of Vice President of Client Management UK and General Manager Nordics at American Express.
This new hire will enable MasterCard to continue to implement the technological and innovative solutions needed to make UK and Irish payments easier, convenient and even more secure for both the merchant and the consumer.
Marion King, President at MasterCard UK&I, said: "The UK and Ireland is an exciting and important division for MasterCard. We have huge ambitions to further develop our acceptance footprint and we are delighted to have Scott on-board. His experience working with transit operators and significant UK retailers over the last 15 years will help us drive stronger market relationships and deliver the best possible payment technologies."