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Mete Guney is Regional Head of Services, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, he is in charge of developing and executing strategy for Mastercard Services to build a technology, data and talent driven business.
After leading 10 markets in Southern Europe as a cluster manager for five years and becoming market leader in his cluster, he moved to Dubai to lead Mastercard Advisors to scale this business by diversifying business lines and products with a very strong team.
Mr. Guney joined Mastercard in 2005 as a product sales specialist, supporting customers in Southern Europe to develop new consumer credit products and improve performance of existing portfolios. Then, he became an account manager looking after biggest customers in his region.
Prior to Mastercard, Mr. Guney worked as a management consultant in various parts of the world and accumulated 6 years of experience in business strategy and customer relations in a wide range of industries covering financial services, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunication.
He is also a mentor to startups and particularly fintechs in the region and globally via Endeavor UAE, Mastercard Incubation Center and his engagement at First Drop Ventures.
Mr. Guney holds a double major degree of Industrial and Civil Engineering from Bogaziçi University. He continued his education at INSEAD, France to study his MBA. He is a father of two sons and he is on his never ending journey of self-consciousness by practicing Sufism and Yoga.
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