Biography

Brian Lang

President
Mastercard Canada

As President, Mastercard Canada, Mr. Lang oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including regional strategy, business development, acceptance expansion, operations, regulatory, marketing and product introductions with a mandate for continued growth and innovation.

Mr. Lang is committed to expanding electronic payment verticals in Canada to strengthen Mastercard’s position as the fastest growing payments brand in Canada. Dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to Mastercard Canada’s customers and stakeholders while promoting the advantages of electronic payments, Mr. Lang is focused on advancing Canada’s position as a global leader in the cashless economy.

A Mastercard employee for 10 years, Mr. Lang has extensive global experience driving revenue growth and leading innovative, market leading initiatives in Mastercard regions around the world. Most recently, Mr. Lang was Senior Vice President, Market Development for Mastercard Middle East and Africa. In this role he led acceptance development, non-traditional business development, sales, strategy, interchange and pricing across 69 countries. In previous regional roles in Eastern Europe, Europe and North America, Mr. Lang advanced key programs to address customer needs and deliver unique, customized industry leading solutions. Prior to joining Mastercard Mr. Lang worked for CIBC, Aeroplan, Air Canada and LANG & Associates.

Mr. Lang holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and is a Board member of Junior Achievement with global experience in the African, European and Canadian organizations. He is a previous member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Mr. Lang also serves as trustee of the Adair Trust.

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