MasterCard Worldwide has hired Antonio Ferri to direct its IT roadmap from the newly created position of group executive of enterprise architecture.
Based at the company's Global Technology and Operations (GTO) headquarters in St Louis, Ferri takes on responsibility for IT "effectiveness and efficiency" and ensuring the technology structure is in line with overall strategy.
He will also oversee some of the software development lifecycle and manage and work with IT business partners, suppliers and vendors.
Ferri joins MasterCard from Dante Consulting, where he was a senior consultant. He has also served as chief development officer and chief enterprise architect at PriceWaterhouseCoopers with responsibility for both US and European territories.
Rob Reeg, president, MasterCard GTO, says: "Tony Ferri is an industry veteran. He has extensive knowledge of IT and operations as well as deep understanding of the critical importance of technology in driving our business. His experience will be invaluable in helping to ensure that MasterCard stays at the forefront of leadership and innovation in the growing market of electronic payment processing."