Paul leads the team responsible for MasterCard’s humanitarian and development solutions. The team focuses on creating and implementing innovative business models and technology solutions leveraging a shared value approach. His clients and partners are UN agencies, international NGOs, local civil society organizations and their funders. Recent project examples include the MasterCard Lab for Financial Inclusion in Kenya, commercializing new digital aid tools and developing new approaches to data privacy, identity and financial inclusion enablement.
Paul possesses more than two decades of payment and senior leadership expertise. With MasterCard since 2007, he has held a variety of roles, including sales, product development and corporate strategy. Immediately before MasterCard, Paul was a founder of a consumer payment wallet start-up. Prior to this, he was a senior officer with Visa with responsibilities in core systems, acquiring, strategy and corporate administration. He entered payments after serving in the US Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. Paul received a B.A. from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. He also holds an M.A. in international affairs from SIS at the American University, Washington, DC.