Ed McLaughlin

President & CTO

Ed McLaughlin is the president and chief technology officer of Mastercard and a member of the company’s management committee. He oversees the company’s technology functions, including the global payments network, enterprise platforms, technology infrastructure and operations, information security and global technology hubs.

Prior to this role, he served as chief information officer, directing the development of
Mastercard products and services. In 2010, Ed was named chief emerging payments
officer, leading the development and launch of the company’s digital strategy,
partnerships and platforms, including Mastercard Send and Mastercard Digital
Enablement System (MDES), the digital token program. Ed joined Mastercard in 2005
as head of Bill Pay and Healthcare, and served as chief franchise officer between 2008
and 2010, where he was responsible for the Mastercard global rules, licensing, brand
standards and compliance programs.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Ed was group vice president, products and strategy at
Metavante (now FIS) which he joined in 2002 through acquisition of Paytrust, an online
payments company of which he was co-founder and CEO. Prior to co-founding
Paytrust, Ed was the executive vice president of product and marketing at LogicWorks,
Inc., a data modeling company.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and in
2018 completed the AI: Implications for Business Strategy Executive Program at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a member of the Harvard
Kennedy School’s Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence. In 2019, he
was awarded the Forbes CIO Innovation Award.