Head of Market Development, Sub Saharan Africa; Mastercard

Ngozi Megwa is the Head of Market Development for Sub Saharan Africa at MasterCard with responsibility for driving business development activities for Non- Traditional Payment solutions and Partnerships in the region with a focus on Financial Inclusion and the growth of Digital Payments. Her previous experience at MasterCard includes managing multiple product lines across multiple geographies with MasterCard Global Clients.

Ngozi began her financial services career at American Express in 1999 in commercial card sales, leading business development activities across a the UK multinational client group. She then joined Barclaycard in 2008 as the Head of Business Development in the Global Payments Solutions business and, since then, has held a number of senior positions charged with growth and business development activities for the cards business. Before embarking on her career in payments, Ngozi also worked in sales, marketing and operations roles in retail and manufacturing in the UK, and the oil industry in West Africa.

Ngozi Megwa has a BSc. in Industrial Chemistry, Masters (MSc.) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the UK and a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School in Spain – one of the top 5 business schools in Europe.