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  • Title
    President, International Markets
  • Company
    MasterCard
  • Country
    U.K.
  • Age
    59

As Mastercard’s top ranking executive outside its Purchase, N.Y. headquarters, Cairns, a one-time offshore oil rig engineer, manages 1,900 people and is responsible for the company’s non-North America operations—a growing part of MasterCard’s overall business. In 2015, the company’s international markets generated 65% of its $9.66 billion in revenue, up from 61% the prior year. In July, MasterCard deepened its presence in Cairns’ native U.K. by buying a 92.4% stake in VocaLink Holdings, a payment processor that handles 90% of the country’s salaries and more than 70% of its household bills.

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Personal Information

Country
U.K.
Previous Rank
#25 (EMEA)
Newcomer?
no

Company Financials

2015 Revenues
$9,667
2015 Profits
$3,808
Market Value (as of 8/26/16)
$105,899