MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard, today announced the appointment of Pierre Burret as Head of Delivery, Quality & Resource Management for Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Eric Schneider as Region Business Lead for Asia Pacific.
Based in Singapore, Burret will take up the newly created role to lead delivery, quality and resource management across three key regions (Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa). In his new role, Burret will lead and develop the MasterCard Advisors' consulting team to deliver business intelligence and provide solutions to financial institutions, merchants, governments and other organizations.
In his most recent role as Region Head, Asia Pacific, MasterCard Advisors, Burret successfully led a team of 30 consultants who provide payments consulting, analytics and customized services to financial institutions and their merchant partners.
Taking over the role of Region Head for MasterCard Advisors in Asia Pacific is Eric Schneider, who has moved from the U.S. where he served as group head and member of the MasterCard Advisors management team for the U.S. market. In that role, Schneider undertook business development with key clients in the U.S. He was also responsible for formulating highly customized solutions leveraging an array of consulting, information and implementation capabilities to address the most pressing challenges of their clients.
Schneider will be based in Singapore, and will oversee MasterCard Advisors' market operations in the Asia Pacific region. He will work closely with MasterCard's partner banks to improve business, from strategy development to improving operational efficiency.
Schneider and Burret have been with MasterCard since 2001 and 2005 respectively.