Group head of HR, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Mike McCarthy joined MasterCard in 2012, and for the past four years he has been working on the frontline, following the company’s declaration of “war on cash” and its shift towards electronic payment methods. A major component of this is managing recruitment to draw in talent with experience in the tech and telecoms industries. McCarthy and his team have also helped cultivate a culture of innovation within MasterCard through initiatives such as live forums and express learning sessions, as well as encouraging staff-submitted patents. In its advocacy for diversity and inclusion, MasterCard Singapore has partnered with Women 2.0, an organisation that draws young women into the workforce in the STEM fields. McCarthy and his team are continuously working to empower female employees and help them develop meaningful careers. In 2016, McCarthy was listed as one of LinkedIn’s top power profiles in Singapore.