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SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER: Eimear Creaven

Senior Vice President, Issuers; Mastercard UK & Ireland

Eimear Creaven Mastercard 2017 GBA SummitHaving joined Mastercard in 2012 to become Chief of Staff to Ann Cairns, President of International Markets, Eimear is now part of the UK & Ireland management team. This new role means Eimear oversees all of Mastercard’s card-issuing clients in the UK, and its wider operations in Ireland. Eimear has been vital to Mastercard’s growing issuing business in the UK and key to several deals, including TSB’s decision to move its debit portfolio to Mastercard, which is almost 5% of all UK debit cards.

Previous to Mastercard Eimear was a Director at Alvarez & Marsal in London, there she was a member of the team working Lehman Brothers’ through its Chapter 11 process in the UK, and led the team advising Kaupthing during its wind-down in Iceland. Prior to this, she was Vice President at Allied Irish Bank’s Capital Markets division in New York, managing over $600m of assets within its High Yield Bond Unit.

Eimear is also a board member of the industry forum, Women in Payments UK.

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