Payments Knowledge Center, MasterCard Advisors
Kevin Mellyn is an expert on banking, financial markets, and payment systems worldwide and has worked with financial service companies and governments around the globe. He joined MasterCard Worldwide six years ago as an internal and external payment strategist and is member of the Payments Knowledge Center for MasterCard Advisors. Kevin has 36 years experience in banking and management consulting.
He has worked in or consulted on almost every aspect of global finance markets, banking and payments, including correspondent banking, treasury management, operational risk and efficiency, capital markets clearing and settlement, emerging payments and check conversion, Basel II, corporate lending, working capital management, the relationship of payments and bank profitability, enterprise payments strategy, and strategic responses to regulatory changes and financial crises.
After a 17 year career in international Banking with a predecessor company of JP Morgan, Kevin acted as an expert on banking for McKinsey & Company, taking part in the first project of the McKinsey Global Institute conducting cross-system comparisons of retail banking industry productivity in the US, UK, Germany and Japan. He was a founding member of the Financial Services Practice at A.T. Kearney and a founding partner of the Mitchell Madison Group, where he served as advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority and played a lead role in defining the objectives and overall architecture of the Saudi Payments System. He has also consulted to finance ministries and development banks in Asia.
Kevin is a recognized financial industry thought leader and has been published and quoted in financial and general news media in the U.S., Europe and Japan, including all three editions of The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, the BBC, CFO and American Banker. He has also been a speaker or panelist at numerous banking and financial industry conferences. Most notably, Kevin is the author of Financial Market Meltdown (Praeger, 2009) a book on the basics of money, banking, financial markets and market crises. He received both his Bachelor and Master degrees in History from Harvard University.