Andrea Prazakova is a member of the EEMEA Mastercard team since 2015. She joined the organization to lead MEA Strategic Ecosystem, prioritizing Mobile Payment ecosystems in Egypt and UAE, EXPO2020 Dubai, and partnerships with governments in Kenya and Rwanda.
As Senior Vice President for EEMEA Foundry, she is responsible for Innovation, Customer-centric solution experience design, Research, and UI/UX. In her ESG role, Andrea drives the Environmental and Social agenda in the region which aims to contribute to Mastercard’s global goals to financially include 1Bn and to plan 100 million Trees by 2025. In the last two years, she expanded her remit into gaming and eSport.
Before joining Mastercard, and for about 23 years she honed her skills within some of the financial heavies – Raiffeisen International, UniCredit, Erste Bank, and IFC across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Andrea studied banking in Austria and built her skills at Stanford Design School, Insead Blue Ocean Institute, and Harvard Leadership Institute. Besides being obsessed with Customer Experience, Insights, Crypto, and ESG, she is a chef and fashionista.