GCC 100 Inspiring Leaders 2019

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Khalid Elgibali

Khalid Elgibali

Company:

Mastercard

Designation:

Division President – Middle East and North Africa

Based in Dubai, Elgibali is responsible for leading the company’s dynamic MENA business – driving growth and innovation to meet market-specific needs, form new partnerships and deliver on Mastercard’s continued commitment to invest in the region. Elgibali held several senior positions at leading financial institutions including HSBC Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays and Citigroup, and brings a wealth of experience to the role alongside a deep understanding of the region’s economic landscape.

Since joining Mastercard in 2016, Elgibali has helped reinforce the company’s position as a technology leader and trusted payments advisor to regional governments, enabling the successful execution of national-level programs that support their digital agendas and long term visions.

From driving commercial growth through diversification of revenue streams, cutting edge technology solutions and building strategic partnerships with the region’s leading public and private stakeholders, Elgibali is on a mission to create a future-ready digital ecosystem in the region through innovations in payments. Fluent in six languages, Elgibali holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School in Glasgow.