Mastercard Hires Julie Nestor for Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing and Communications APAC

Mastercard has appointed Julie Nestor as Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing and Communications, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she will lead Mastercard’s Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) team.

Nestor brings over 25 years of marketing experience in the financial services, technology and hospitality industries, including 13 years with American Express in Australia and Hong Kong. Most recently, she was Director of Marketing and Experience Design, Asia, at Manulife Asia Pacific, responsible for marketing, brand, digital and customer experience, customer insight, product design products, data analysis, digital strategy and communications.

“I am thrilled and excited to return to the area of ​​payment technology that has been close to my heart for so many years,” said Nestor. “Mastercard is an extremely powerful organization, while Priceless is an iconic marketing platform – people all over the world know what it stands for and what it means.”

In the new role, she will report jointly to Ari Sarker, President, Asia Pacific, and Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and President, Healthcare. She will also become a member of the Asia-Pacific leadership team and the global marketing and communications leadership team.

“Leading Mastercard’s world-class marketing and communications team requires a unique blend of industry savvy, business acumen and management skills,” said Sarker.

“Julie not only has it in spades, but she also brings hugely diverse, yet incredibly relevant experience across a range of adjacent industries that are critically important to Mastercard’s business. Combined with her long history of leading highly engaged, inclusive and high performing teams, she is the ideal candidate for this position and we couldn’t be more delighted to have her on our side. »

Nestor fills the role previously held by Rustom Dastoor who moved to New York as executive vice president, marketing and communications for North America, after four years in that role.