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MasterCard has tapped Brian Lang as the new President of its Canadian operations, effective May 1st. Lang was most recently the head of business development for MasterCard in the Middle East and Africa.
In his new role, Lang will be charged with driving the regional strategy to expand and grow the business while delivering new payments technology in the market.
In the Middle East and Africa Lang expanded card acceptance in markets like Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan while establishing payment innovations like new wallet platforms in United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
Lang returns to Canada having previously worked for LANG + Assoc., Aeroplan, Air Canada, and CIBC.
Lang is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has served on Junior Achievement Boards in 3 regions leaving the Chairmanship of JA Africa. Brian also serves as a trustee on the Adair Trust.
Lang succeeds Betty DeVita who moves on to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer with MasterCard Labs. In her new role, DeVita will be responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships focused on commercializing existing and future pipeline of MasterCard Lab assets.
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