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Mastercard appoints Estanislau Bassols as Brazil Country Manager

By Pavithra R

February 01, 2021

  • Brazil
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Mastercard appoints Estanislau Bassols as Brazil Country Manager
Estanislau Bassols

Mastercard has announced the appointment of Estanislau Bassols as Country Manager for Mastercard Brazil, effective from February 15th. The move comes as part of the company’s continued investment in Brazil, one of it’s most important markets globally.

Bassols in this role will be responsible for further driving the company’s strategic vision, innovation and growth agenda and building on its successful purpose driven culture. He will report to João Pedro Paro Neto, President, Mastercard Brazil and the Southern Cone.

“Brazil’s strength and growth over the years has been instrumental for the company worldwide. As we continue on our journey to further evolve our business beyond cards in the country, the appointment of a Country Manager for Brazil is a natural step in that evolution. Estanislau’s diverse experience will enable us to further expand across segments, bringing more choice and innovation to consumers, while delivering value to our strategic stakeholders,” said João Pedro Paro Neto, President, Mastercard Brazil and the Southern Cone.

Prior to his appointment, Estanislau was CEO of SKY Brasil, where he played a critical role in the firm’s digital transformation journey and in creating new alliances and new business with a focus on growth and expansion. Bassols holds more than 16 years of senior executive experience, occupying positions as the VR Benefícios CEO, VR Board Member, and others in Strategic Planing, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and Product Development at Telefónica. He also served on several boards including VR Beneficios, Great Place to Work, and Wine.

“As we look at the exciting dynamics shaping our industry across an incredibly diverse region, we are committed to investing in Brazil and furthering our successful trajectory. I am confident that Estanislaus’ deep and broad leadership experience will not only build on our leadership success, but take it to the next level,” said Carlo Enrico, President, Mastercard Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Mastercard Brazil is a leader in the payment technology industry, and I’m delighted to join the team behind its success. I look forward to bringing my expertise to further build on the excellent work it has accomplished not only in the industry, but also in driving societal impact,” said Bassols.

Estanislau Bassols holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of São Paulo; an MBA in Finance from IBMEC; an MBA in Business Management from FIA and a Global Executive MBA from the London School of Economics, the New York University, and HEC in Paris.

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